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Hon* Josepli M*Ciazzam|26«Apr4^ 1909 



[From a silhouette in the possession of J. B. Gazzam, St. Louis, Mo. 


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The earliest accurate knowledge of the present Gazzam 
family relates to William Gazzam, who lived in Cambridge, 
England, during the middle of the eighteenth century. 

The name itself, however, is an extremely old one, men- 
tion of it being made in the Bible (Ezra ii, 48, and Nehe- 
miah vii, 51). It is supposed to be of Egyptian origin, as 
records are extant in which a province or district bearing 
the name is mentioned. It may well be that the present 
members of the family are really lineal descendants of 
Abraham, through the ancient hewers of wood and drawers 
of water who bore the name when the Prophets returned 
with the " Remnant " to rebuild the Temple. The ancient 
Gazzams were called " Nethenims," or servants of Solomon 
and the Temple. Their chief city was Gibeon, and they 
traced their origin to a grandson of Noah, being recorded 
among the Hivites. One Biblical record has the name 
spelled Gazera, by mistake. 


Little is known of William Gazzam, the common an- 
cestor of the American and English branches of the Gaz- 
zam family, beyond the fact that he married Martha Hart, * 
daughter of Joseph Hart, of Burwell, Cambridgeshire, 
England ; that he was the father of eight children, and 

*See plate. 

that his wife was many years a widow, dying during a 
visit her youngest daughter, (p) Mrs. Mar>' Alice Gazzam- 
Taylor, made to England in 1796 or 1797. One other fact 
is also knov/n, that the couple were highly-respected 
people and devout Christians, as is shown by a letter Mrs. 
Taylor wrote to her sisters in America. In this she said : — 

' ' Some of the sentences spoken by our dear mother, before her de- 
parture hence, were these : ' Lord, make them willing in the day of 
Thy power. ' ' He is the same yesterday, to-day, and forever ; not only 
here, but in America also." [Alluding to her children there.] " He will 
be my surety." ' He undertook my cause for me.' 'Be ye also ready. 
* * * But tell them it must be through Christ Jesus, not measured by 
their work, but by His grace through faith in Him.' ' My God and my 
God, be Thou my shield and my defense.' ' Oh ! tell them to pray ; to 
teach their children.' ' O Lord ! remember them in the day when Thou 
makest up Thy jewels.' " 

Of the children of (/) William Gazzam, the five daugh- 
ters, and their husbands and one son, (5) William, and his 
wife came to America, leaving but one child in England, 
(7) Joseph, who subsequently married Ann Goodcheap. 

The name Gazzam is believed to be extinct in England. 


The names of the children of William and Martha Gaz- 
zam, together with the known time of their births and 
deaths, are as follows : — 

{2) Martha ; born April 25, 1755; married William Girl- 
ling, of St. Giles' Parish, Cambridge, September 3, 1781, 
at Great St. Mary's, Cambridge, England. There is no 
known record of the year of their removal to America. 
Mrs. Girlling died August 19, 181 3, at Philadelphia, Pa., 
and is buried at German town. Pa., in the Presbyterian 

[From a picture in the possession of J. B. Gazzam, St. Louis, Mo. 
The original picture having been damaged by fire, the hood was 
painted upon it by an amateur artist.] 

(See page i.) 

Burial Ground, Lots, 74 and 75. Mr. Girlling died April 
14, 1839, at Bustleton, Pa. Of this marriage there was 
issue six children. {See post ^ Nos. lo-i^.) 

(j) Mmy ; born March 14, 1757; married William Chil- 
cott Larwill, March 20, 1782, at Great St. Mary's, Cam- 
bridge, England. Mrs. lyarwill died March 17, 1827, at 
Wooster, Ohio, aged 70 years and 3 days. Mr. Larwill 
died November 12, 1832, at Wheeling, West Va., aged 81 
years, 6 months, 4 days. Of this marriage there was issue 
nine children. {See post^ Nos. 16-2.^.) 

{4) Sarah; died in England of consumption, aged 18 

(5)* William ; born in 1763 ; died November 16, 1811. 
He was twice married, and the father of sixteen children. 
{See post ^ Nos. 2^-40. 

{6) Lydia ; born in Cambridge, England, in 1767 ; mar- 
ried David Kimpton in England, and removed with her 
husband to America, residing in Carlisle, Pa. They removed 
to Beulah, Pa., and thence, in 1809 or 181 o, to a farm in 
Wayne County, Ohio, where Mrs. Kimpton died April 8, 
1827. ^^- Kimpton preached in the first house of worship 
(Baptist) erected in Wayne County, Ohio. He died near 
Newark, Ohio. Of this marriage there was issue nine 
children. {See post., Nos. ^i-^g.) 

(?) Joseph; married Ann Goodcheap, in England, 
October 19, 1795. The date of his death is not known. 
He was living in 1827, and also his daughter, (5/) Susan- 
nah, who lived at Burwell with her Aunt Goodcheap. 
Joseph Gazzam at one time lived at No. 19 Ivy Lane, 
Newgate Street, London, England. At last accounts there 
was but one daughter living, of whom all trace has been 

*See post. 


lost. Of the marriage of Joseph and Ann Goodcheap 
Gazzam there was issue seven children. {See post^ Nos. 


{8) ^Rebecca; born in Cambridge, England, 1770 or 
1771 ; died in Baltimore, Md, January i, 181 3 ; married, 
at Philadelphia, Pa., Edward Jones, of Wales [born January 
18, 1767], who came over on the same ship with her from 
England. Rebecca came over to have charge of the 
motherless children of her brother, (5) William. Mr. 
Jones died at Mobile, Ala., December 25, 1838. Of this 
marriage there was issue seven children. [See post^ Nos. 

(p) Mary Alice; born at Cambridge, England, June 
II, 1774; died at Greenbush, N. Y., August 11, 1831. 
She was married at the Church of the Great St. Mary, 
Cambridge, England, February 20, 1794, to William Tay- 
lor, Jr., a son of William Taylor, of Cambridge. Mr. Tay- 
for, Sr., came to this country in 1794, with his wife and 
son, William. He is reputed to have been possessed of 
considerable means. He first went to New Castle, Del., 
and thence to Philadelphia, where he purchased land and 
built a handsome residence, in which he lived until his 
death in 1822, at the age of 88 years. William Taylor the 
younger was born at Cambridge, England, June 11, 1772; 
and died at the residence of his son, {df) Dr. Benjamin 
C. Taylor, Bergen, Hudson County, N. J., April 9, 1849. 
He was an importing merchant in Philadelphia, being as- 
sociated with Messrs. William Gazzam and Edward Jones, f 
and subsequently with William Sheepshanks, William 
Shufdebotton, James Curran and Gilbert Gay. Of his 
marriage with Mary Alice Gazzam there was issue eleven 
children. {See post^ Nos. 6^-y^.) 

*See plate. fSee biographic sketch of (5) William Gazzam, post. 


(/o) Mai'-tha Maria ; died May 20, 1808. 

(//) ElizabetJi ; died October 13, 1820. 

{12) Sarah; died February 23, 1818, at Philadelphia, 
Pa. ; married, at Philadelphia, Thomas Watson, March 5, 
1 81 2. Of this marriage there was issue three children : — 

^75) Wmif^^^i Lansdell ; born January 13, 1813 ; 
died at Bridgeport, Conn., October 13, 1867. 

ij6) James ; born and died July 15, 1815. 

(77) George Robinson ; born September 29, 1816 ; 
died at Wooster, Ohio, July 5, 1821. 

(/j) Rebecca ; died at Newark, Ohio, F'ebruary 17, 1865. 

(//) Mary ; died September 2, 1829. 

(/j) Thomas Lansdell ; born 1796 ; died at Wooster, 
Ohio, April 9, 1826, aged 31 years ; married Mary Quinby, 
at Warren, Ohio, July 22, 1823. Of this marriage there 
was issue one child : — 

iyS) William; died at Wooster, O., in 1825 or 1826. 

Mrs. Mary Quinby-Girlling married a second time Dr. 
S. Spellman, of Granville, Ohio, and died at Wooster, 
Ohio, April 24, 1888, aged 86 years, 3 months, 12 days. 


{16) Joseph Hart ; born January 12, 1783, at Chesterton, 
England. He came with his parents to this country, set- 
tling in Philadelphia. Afterwards he lived in Pittsburg, 


and later in Wooster, Oliio. After the death of his parents, 
he and his four brothers and two sisters resided in Wooster 
over half a century. He was a protege of General Jack- 
son, whom he is said to have resembled mentally and 
physically. He was Receiver of the Land Office for many 
years. He died a very wealthy man, November 20, 1867. 
He married Nancy Quinby at Warren, Ohio, May 22, 181 7. 
Of this marriage there was no issue. [Mrs. Nancy Quinby- 
Larwill was born May 9, 1793, and died at Wooster, July 
23, 1893, aged 100 years, 2 months and 14 days.] 

(//) Julia Robinson ; born October 7, 1784, at Chester- 
ton, England ; died February 17, 1861 ; married, in Faw- 
cettstown, Ohio, May 13, 1813, John Fawcett [born January 
13, 1784 ; died August 18, 1866]. The marriage was with- 
out issue. 

(/(?) William; born December 30, 1786, at London, 
England ; died at Wooster, Ohio, February 14, 1861 ; mar- 
ried, at Georgetown, Pa., May 23, 181 6, Susan Christmas. 
Mrs. William Christmas- Larwill was born January 10, 1795, 
and died at Washington, D. C, September 7, 1878. Of this 
marriage there was issue nine children : — 

i79) Julia M. ; born March 30, 181 7 ; died March 
I, 1847. 

{80) Mary G. ; born in 181 9. 

{81) John C. ; born February 20, 1821 ; a suc- 
cessful business man of Mansfield, Ohio. 

{82) Levinia ; died in infancy. 

{8 J) Elizabeth C. ; born in June, 1825. 

{8^ Lucretia ; died in infancy. 

((^j) William; born November 8, 1829. 

{86) Joseph H. ; born Dec. 25, 1833. 

((?/) (9iT(^r; born April 13, 1835; died July 4, 1859. 

(/p) Mary; )^ born and died in 1788. Interred in 
(^o) Bcnoiii ; j Bimhill Fields, I^ondon, England. 
(21) Mary B. ; born November 5, 1790, at Deptford, 
Kent County, England ; died April 26, 1873. 

{22) John ; born September 27, 1792, at Deptford, Kent 
County, England ; died March 19, 1875 ; married, at 
Salem, Ohio, January 3, 1826, Ann Straughan [born in 
Salem, Ohio, October 9, 1805; died June 7, 1886]. Of 
this marriage there was issue seven children : — 

{88) William G. ; born August 25, 1827 i *^^^^^ 
February 11, 1830. 

{8g) Ann E. ; born January 29, 1830. 

(po) Martha H. ; born April 13, 1831. 

(p/) Emma M. ; born April 11, 1833. 

{^2) John S. ; born April 12, 1835. 

^93) J'liiicL F. ; born September 7, 1839; died 
May 15, 1877. 

(p^) Infant son, born and died December 31, 1843. 

{2 J) Ebeneser ; born and died at Philadelphia, Pa., in 
1795, aged 6 months, 9 days. 

{2 J) Jabez Brackenridge ; born at Pittsburgh, Pa., De- 
cember 2, 1799 ; died June 12, 1863 ; married, at Morgan- 
town, Va., August 13, 1829, Amanda Jarrett. Mrs. 
Amanda Jarrett-Larwill died at Wooster, Ohio, December 
7, 1884, aged 76 years, 11 months, 7 days. Of this mar- 
riage was there issue nine children : — 

{95) Joseph H. 
{g6) Mary G. 
{97) J^il^ci C. 
\g8) William J. 
{99) John Fawcett. 
{100) Nancy Qimiby. 


(/o/) George M. 
{102) Amanda J. 
{loj) Leroy J. 


(^/) William Gazzam ; born in England ; was a soldier 
in the War of 181 2 ; died at Newark, Ohio. 

{/f.2) David ; infant, buried at sea. 

{43) Joseph ; died at Philadelphia, Pa. 

{44) David ; died at Beulah, Pa., aged 18 months. 

(^5) Lydia ; died November 7, 1824, at Wooster, Ohio. 

{46) Mary ; married George Blaney ; died 1836 or 1837. 

(^7) Rebecca ; married Charles Blaney ; died at Gardi- 
ner, 111., March 30, 1873. 

{48) Joshua; died at Newark, Ohio, January 5, 1854, 
aged 47 years. 

{4P) Mary Alice ; died at Columbus, Ohio, February 11, 
1892, aged 84 years. 


(50) Emma Goodcheap ; born July 25, 1796 ; died 1812 
or 1813. 

(57) James ; born August 18, 1797 ; died April 19, 1798. 

(5^) Ann ; born October 26, 1798 ; died May 11, 1811. 

(jj) Joseph ; born August 7, 1800 ; died March 18, 1807. 

(5^) Susannah; born November 2, 1801. 

(55) Sarah ; born December 30, 1802 ; died October 15, 


[From a picture in the possession of J. G. Butler, Atlanta, Ga.] 
(See page 6.) 


( 5^) Thomas Goodcheap ; born September 1 1 , 1 804 ; 
died April 19, 1805. 

All lived and died in England. 


(57) Rebecca Gazzam ; born October 23, 1795, at Phila- 
delphia ; died September 9, 1878, at Indianapolis, Ind. 

(5(5*) Edivard Oldfield ; died September 30, 1838, at 
Matagorda, Tex. 

{59) Charles; died August 19, 1839, at Pittsburg, Pa. 

( (5o) Emma Goodcheap ; missionary for 17 years, going 
to Shanghai, China, in 1845, with Bishop Boone, Episco- 
palian ; she died at Baltimore, Md., March 19, 1879. She 
never married. 

{61) Martha E.; married, first, William W. Fry, of Mo- 
bile, Ala.; married, second. General Samuel Lewis, of Staun- 
ton, Va. ; died at Staunton, July 27, 1870. 

{62) Anna Selina ; married George H. Fry, of Mobile, 
Ala., whom she survived. There were no children. She 
died at the home of her niece, Mrs. General Lew Wallace 
(wife of the distinguished author), at Indianapolis, Ind., 
September 25, 1891. 

(<5j) Majy Alice ; died August 8, 1813, in infancy, at 
Fawcettstown, Ohio. 



{64) William Gazzam; born at Philadelphia, May 6, 
1795 ; died May 7, 1795. 


{6j) TJiomas Davis ; born at London, England, August 
9, 1797, while his mother was there on a visit ; died Sep- 
tember 28, 1797. 

{66) Thomas V/illiam ; born at Philadelphia, December 
14, 1798 ; died August 25, 1858, at Edina, Mo. He was 
twice married. 

((5/) Benjamin Cook ; born at Philadelphia, February 
24, 1801 ; died at Bergen, N. J., February 2, 1881. He 
married Anna Rome, of which union there was issue four 
children. {See post ^ Nos. ijj-Jr^S.) 

{68) Othniel Hart ; born at Philadelphia, May 4, 1803; 
died September 5, 1869, ^^ Camden, N. J. He was a phy- 
sician of considerable reputation, practicing his profes- 
sion at Camden for nearly thirty years. Previous to 1844 
he was connected with several medical institutions at 
Philadelphia. In 1820 he entered the literary department 
of the University of Pennsylvania, and afterward took the 
medical course, graduating in 1826. Dr. Taylor's name 
appears as one of the incorporators of the Camden County 
Medical Society in 1846, he being its first vice president. 
In 1856 he became its president. He was the organizer 
of the Camden City Medical Society ; also of the City 
Dispensary. In 1849, 1850 and 1851 he was the vice presi- 
dent of the New Jersey State Medical Society, and in 1852 
was elected its president. He was a man of rare literary 
taste, and the author of many valuable works. For twenty- 
two years he was a warden of St. Paul's Protestant Episco- 
pal Church. He married Evelina Constance Borrough, a 
descendant of the earliest settlers of English Quakers in 
West Jersey, namely, the Fenwicks, Adamses, Burroughs, 
Wallaces, Hollinsheads and Roberts, who came there over 
two hundred years ago. Of this marriage there was issue 
four children. {See post ^ Nos. ijg-162.) 


(dp) Mary Alice Hay ; born at Philadelphia, November 
20, 1804 ; died at Fairfield, Essex County, N. J.; married 
to the Rev. Joseph Wilson. Of this marriage there was 
issue five children. {See post^ Nos. idj-idf). 

(70) Sarah Fidton ; born February 15, 1806; died March 
4, 1806. 

(7/) Martha Elizabeth ; born October 25, 1809; married 
General Henry S. Genet. She now (1894) resides with her 
son at Bergen, N. J., being the only living grandchild of 
(5) William and Martha Gazzam. Her husband, Henry S. 
Genet, was the son of Count Edmond Charles Genet, first 
Minister of France to the United States ; projector of the 
Erie Canal and one of the founders of the Democratic party. 
Martha E. Genet was the mother of thirteen children. {See 
post^ Nos. 168-180). 

{y2) William Rivers ; born at Philadelphia, October 22, 
1810 ; died February 23, 1826. 

(/j) Isaac Ebenezer ; born April 25, 1812. At an early 
age he was admitted to practice as a physician, and in the 
pursuit of his profession attained considerable distinc- 
tion. At the time of his death (in 1891) he was generally 
conceded to be one of the most skillful practitioners in New 
York City. He was chief physician of the Belle vae Medi- 
cal Hospital. He was twice married, his first wife being 
Eliza May, youngest daughter of Stuart Mollan, of New 
York, and the second, Mrs. Emily Courtney, of New York. 
Of his marriage with Eliza May Mollan there was issue four 
children. {See post, Nos. 181-184) 

{74} Joseph Gazzam; born February 12, 181 5, at Phila- 
delphia ; died at Greenbush, N. J., January 21, 1853. He 
was the father of seven children. {See post, Nos. 18^-1 gi.) 



{135) Susannah ; married a Mr. Harris, 
(/j^) Mary ; married a Mr. Van Alen. Of this mar- 
riage there was issue one son : — 

{2p6) Henry ; living in Hudson County, N. J. 

(757) William J. Romeyn ; died in 1892. He was a 
prominent minister, having had charge of the First Dutch 
Reformed Church, of New Brunswick, N. J., for many 
years. At the time of his death he was identified with the 
American Bible Society. He was the father of four sons: — 

{2(^f) Van Campeti ; architect. 
ipgS) Southerland ; minister. 
{2gg) William ; minister, 
(joo) Livingston ; minister. 

{i^S) Isaac ; a graduate of Rutger's College ; now one 
of the leading lawyers of Jersey City, with considerable 
practice as advisory master of the Court of Chancery. He 
is married and has one daughter : — 

{301) Bertha. 


(/jp) Rivers; born at Philadelphia, January 5, 1833; 
died August 31, 1833. 

{160) Othniel Gaszam ; born at Philadelphia, January 
24, 1834 ; died at Camden, N. J., March 14, 1886. He was 
a pharmacist of the Camden City Dispensary for thirty 


{i6i) Marmad^ike BorroiigJi ; born at Philadelphia, Au- 
gust 17, 1835 ; died at Camden, N. J., January 15, 1890. 
He graduated from the Poughkeepsie, N. Y., Law School, 
and was admitted to the New Jersey Bar in 1856. He 
practiced law in Camden, being highly successful in his 
profession. In addition to being a counsellor, an attorney- 
at-law, solicitor in chancery and special master in chan- 
cery, he was United States commissioner for the Court of 
Claims, and held the office of clerk and solicitor for the 
Camden Board of Education for many years. He was sec- 
retary of the vestry of St. Paul's P. E. Church for years, 
and at the time of his death was the only warden of 
that church. He was counsellor for the Society of the 
Sons of St. George, Philadelphia. He had traveled over 
many of the countries of Europe, and lectured on the vari- 
ous cities for a number of the Masonic bodies. On Septem- 
ber 3, 1 86 1, he married Agnes Crain, daughter of Joseph 
and Rebecca Gibson Wills-Crain. Of this marriage there 
was issue three children. {See post^ Nos. J02-J04.) 

{162) Henry Gejtet; born at Schodack, Rensalier County, 
N. J., July 6, 1837. He was a graduate of the Medical De- 
partment of the University of Pennsylvania. He entered, 
as assistant surgeon, the New Jersey Militia at the com- 
mencement of the Rebellion, and served throughout the 
war. He has been secretary of the Camden Medical So- 
ciety for thirty-five years, and secretary of the Camden 
City Dispensary for thirty years. He has also been presi- 
dent of the Camden County Medical Society, of the Cam- 
den City Medical Society and of the New Jersey State 
Medical Society, and is now chief physician of the Cooper 
Hospital, of Camden. He married, October 23, 1879, Helen, 
daughter of Alexander and Hannah Cooper, of 305 Cooper 
street, Camden. Of this marriage there was issue three 
children. {See post ^ Nos. 30^-joy.) 



{i6j) Benjamin. 
{164) Theodore. 
(/dj) Sarah. 
{166) Louise. 
{^i6f) Jane. 


{^168) Edmond Charles ; deceased. 

{i6g) William Rivers ; deceased, 
(//o) Martha Elisabeth ; single. 

(77/) Hemy James ; deceased. 

{172) Mary Alice ; deceased. 

(//j) Cornelia Clinton (Mrs. Lockhart Mackie). 

(77^) George Clinton ; single. 

(775) Louise LLeniHetta ; single. 

(77<5) He7iry Alexander ; married. 

(777) Eugenie Spencer (Mrs. E. Bloodgood). 

(77<i') Louis Franklin Facia ; married. 

(77P) Josephine Adele ; single. 

{^180) Julie Othnelia ; deceased. 



{^181) Stuart ; married Gertrude Judge, of Georgia. 
{182) Emily ; married to Pierre lyorillard, of New York. 


{i8j) Ann Jane; married to Hilliard Meany Judge 
(brother of Mrs. Gertrude Judge-Taylor). 
{^184) Louise ; unmarried. 
The above are all living. 


(7^5) Rivers. 

{186) Elizabeth. 

{18"/) Clinton. 

\i88) William. 

{i8p) Joseph, 

{ipo) Theodore. 

{191) Southerland. 



{^302) Clarence Wills; born at Camden, N. J., July 11, 
1862. He is a graduate of the Protestant Episcopal Col- 
lege, class of '80 ; and of the University of Pennsylvania, 
College Department, class of '84. He is now (1894) en- 
gaged in the real estate business at Camden, having entered 
it upon his graduation. He is a director of the Penn Elec- 
tric Light Company, of the American Color Printing Com- 
pany, and of the Weil Gas Enriching Company, besides 
being the owner of several large tracts of woodland and 
meadow in South Jersey ; also of the Taylor Building, in 
Camden. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Society of 
the Cincinnati, the New Jersey Sons of the Revolution 


(from eight ancestors), and of the Society of the War of 
1 812, of Pennsylvania ; a member of St. Panl's P. E. 
Church, Camden; of the Camden City Board of Trade, and 
Camden Republican Club. 

(joj) Evelina Constance; born December 5, 1865; died 
February 3, 1870. 

{304) Annie ; born September 3, 1871. She is a mem- 
ber of the New Jersey Societ}^ of the Colonial Dames (from 
ten ancestors). She was married November 2, 1893, to 
Rev. Robert Atkinson Mays, Rector of Holy Trinity Me- 
morial P. B. Church, Twenty-second and Pine streets, 
Philadelphia. Mr. Mays is a graduate of Princeton, class 
of '78 ; of Columbia Law School, class of '80 ; and the 
University of Virginia Theological Seminary, class of '84. 



(joj) Henry Getiet ; born July 19, 1883. 
{jo6) Richard Cooper ; born September 29, 1884. 
(jo/) Helen Elizabeth ; born February 27, 1887 ; died 
March, 1889. 

All born at Camden, N. J. 


William Gazzam, the eldest son of William and Martha 
Gazzam, was educated at the University of Cambridge, and 
became an eminent journalist in England during the latter 
half of the eighteenth century. He was remembered there 
as a very quiet man, but one who possessed liberal ideas 
and high ideals, which he expressed with great vigor and 
trenchant pen. Although his writings attracted wide at- 
tention in England, he never cared to take any credit to 
himself for public good attained thereby, preferring to 
remain the unknown power behind the throne. He pub- 
lished a newspaper at Cambridge, and in it said many 
things that were not altogether to the liking of the King, 
Being an ardent lover of freedom, he naturally sympathized 
with the people of America, asserting the eminent justice 
of their wished-for autonomy. In this opinion, it will be 
remembered, the King failed to concur. Therefore, the 
liberal writings of Mr. Gazzam, probably in much exagger- 
ated recital, coming often to official attention, it naturally 
followed that steps were finally taken to suppress the utter- 
ances of the intrepid journalist of freedom. Purposing his 
arrest, it is not unlikely the Crown would have welcomed 
his death, since a patriot and fast friend of Mr. Gazzam' s, 
Edward Despard, * was executed about this time for similar 

Warned of his impending danger, Mr. Gazzam made a 
hasty flight from the country. America was naturally his 
prospective bourne, though he first went to Paris, where he 
remained a short time, being in that city at the time of the 

*See Biographical Sketch of (j^) Edward Despard Gazzam ; post. 


execution of Lonis XVI (January 21, 1793). Shortly after- 
ward lie returned to England, whence he embarked with 
his family for the land of the free. 

The following letter, written by the celebrated author of 
" Rippon's Hymns," will convey some idea of Mr. Gazzam's 
precipitate departure from England, as well as of the esteem 
in which he was held by his neighbors : — 

London, February 6, 1793. 

To the Rev. Dr. Rogers, the Rev. Dr. Eusticks, of Philadelphia ; the 
Rev. Dr. Foster, of New York ; the Rev. Dr. Edwards, of New Haven, 
Conn.; the Rev. Dr. Lillman, of Boston ; the Rev. Dr. Hood, of Lex- 
ington, or to any other of my American correspondents to whom this 
may come : — 

This is to certify that Mr. William Gazzam, the bearer of these lines, 
is an honorable member of the Congregational Church at Cambridge, un- 
der the pastoral care of Rev. Mr. Grier. He has been driven from his 
own country only for speaking in behalf of the rights of mankind— per- 
haps incautiously. So hasty was his removal that his much-loved pastor 
had no opportiinity to give him testimonials. He is united with one of 
our Baptist families, and with others of our friends, whose names would 
gladly be united in recommending him and his attention to our foreign 
friends, with the name of their obliged and affectionate brother and 
servant, John Rippon. 

In due course of time the fugitive reached Philadelphia, 
Pa., where, on July 20, 1793, he affirmed allegiance to the 
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and soon became well and 
favorably known as a public-spirited citizen. In this coun- 
try his great love for freedom and his constant advocacy of 
it took a new direction, and he became an active member 
of the old " Philadelphia Society for the Abolition of 
Slavery and the Amelioration of the Condition of the 
Colored People. ' ' This was a Quaker Society, for, though 
not a Friend, he observed many of their customs, among 
them being the constant refusal to take an oath, always 
"affirming" when occasion required. During his resi- 


dence at Philadelphia he became a member of the Second 
Presbyterian Church. 

Shortly after his arrival in the Quaker City Mr. Gazzam 
engaged in mercantile business at No. 20 North Front 
Street. In those days importing merchants usually owned 
the ships they freighted, it requiring a large amount of 
capital to embark in this line of business, and Joseph Hart, 
a kinsman, who was a bachelor of considerable means, fur- 
nishing the necessary funds for Mr. Gazzam, the enterprise 
started and flourished. 

In 1796 the bookkeeper of the house, Mr. William Tay- 
lor, was taken into partnership, the firm being designated 
as Gazzam & Taylor, and the next year Mr. Edward Jones, 
a clerk, was admitted, the firm becoming Gazzam, Taylor 
& Jones. At the same time the place of business was re- 
moved to No. 36 North Second Street. Mr. Taylor with- 
drew in 1800 or 1 80 1, and the firm became Gazzam & 
Jones, a partnership which was dissolved a year later. Mr. 
Hart, brother of Martha Gazzam, wife of (/) William 
Gazzam, the European agent of the American house, pur- 
chased and shipped the goods sold by it ; and during the 
troubles with France one of the firm's vessels, a brig laden 
with teas, was seized by French privateers, the heavy loss 
sustained falling, it seems, entirely upon Mr. Gazzam, a 
loss for which neither he nor his heirs have ever received 

In 1802 Mr. Gazzam moved to Pittsburg, Pa., where he 
passed the remainder of his life. On March 31, 1808, he 
was appointed first Collector of the Port of Pittsburg by 
President Jefferson, being recommended for the place by 
James Madison, then Secretary of State. * He was also ap- 

*His commission as Collector and his ceitificates of marriage and membership in the 
Philadelphia Society are in the possession of{ioS)]. B. Gazzam, of St. Louis. 


pointed magistrate by Governor Snyder, at that time an 
office of dignity and importance. 

He married twice, his first wife being Elizabeth Scaiffe, 
of Cambridge, England, who, with their three children, 
accompanied Mr. Gazzam to America. Mrs. Elizabeth 
Gazzam died at Philadelphia, Pa., during the first year of 
her residence in this country. Six months after her decease. 
May 19, 1794, Mr. Gazzam married Ann Parker, of. Phila- 

(5) William Gazzam died in Pittsburg, November 16, 
181 1, aged forty-eight years. His second wife, Ann Parker, 
who was born in September, 1776, died March 7, 1843, ^^ 
Allegheny, Pa. They are buried in Allegheny Cemetery, 
Lot No. 28, Section 19. 


Williamx Gazzam was the father of sixteen children, those 
by his first wife, Elizabeth Scaiffe-Gazzam, being : — 

(^5) William ; served in the War of 181 2, from Novem- 
ber 9, 1813, to November 9, 1814, having enlisted as a 
private in Captain Samuel Morris' company of Sea Fenci- 
bles, from Philadelphia. He died in Texas, leaving a 
family of children, one of whom was a Confederate prisoner 
of war. 

{26) Anna; born May 11, 1790 ; married Samuel Buck- 
nail, of Philadelphia, December 14, 1814 ; died November 
14, 1873. Of this marriage there was issue four children. 
{See post^ Nos. lo^-ioy.) 

(2/) Elizabeth; married her cousin, William Gazzam 
Kimpton ; died at Newark, Ohio. 

[From a silhouette in the possession of J. B. Gazzani, St Louis, Mo. 


(See page 22.) 


Those by his second wife, Ann Parker-Gazzam, were : — 

{2S) Sarah ; born May 10, 1796 ; died Angust 16, 1855. 

{2 g) Joseph Parker ; born at Philadelphia, Pa., February 
I, 1797 ; died at Pittsburg, Pa., May 29, 1863; a practicing 
physician. He married, at Brownsville, Pa., December 28, 
1824, Harriet Breading, daughter of Judge Nathaniel and 
Mary Ewing Breading, of Fayette County, Pa., who was 
born May 11, 1803, and died at Pittsburg, August 27, 
1838. Both are buried in Allegheny Cemetery. Of this 
marriage there was issue two children. {See post^ 1 08-1 op.) 

(jo) Charles Wood ; born March 7, 1798 ; died at 
Mobile, Ala., October 13, 1882. Born at Philadelphia, he 
went with his father to Pittsburg. He married, at Pitts- 
burg, Clementina Lea, a member of the Lea family, of the 
old Philadelphia publishing house of Carey, Lea & Carey. 
He resided for many years at Cincinnati, Ohio, where he 
amassed a large fortune, passing the last years of a long 
and useful life in the city (Mobile) in which he died. He 
was the founder of many business enterprises, among them 
being the Mobile F'oundry Company, the first iron manu- 
facturirfg company in the South ; and was the president of 
the First National Bank of Mobile from its establishment 
until the time of his death ; of the Mobile Savings Bank, 
and of the Fulton Cotton Factory. He was the patron of 
Hiram Powers, having furnished the great sculptor with 
the money necessary to pursue his studies and travels. 
Mrs. Clementina Lea-Gazzam died September 21, 1886. 
There was issue of this marriage eleven children. {See 
post^ Nos. 110-120.) 

(ji) CathaiHne Selina ; born April 26, 1799; died at 
Boston, Mass., January 28, 1882 ; married at Pittsburg, 
May I, 182 1, by Rev. Joseph McElroy, to John Bartlett 


Butler, the son of John Butler, of the State of New York. 
The latter, having left his farm and entered the Continental 
Army, serv^ed three years during the War of the Revolu- 
tion. [John Bartlett Butler was born in Columbia County, 
N. Y., May 6, 1793, having had four brothers and four sis- 
ters, who settled in various parts of New York and Con- 
necticut. At 19 years of age he entered a printing office 
in New York City. In the War of 181 2 he served for six 
months in the defenses of Baltimore, and shortly afterwards 
removed to Ravenna, Ohio, where he established a news- 
paper. After a few years he settled at Pittsburg, being 
editor and proprietor of the Pittsburg Statesman. After 
an editorial career of twenty-seven years he sold his paper, 
having been appointed president of the Pennsylvania Canal 
Commission, which position he resigned at the outbreak ot 
the Mexican War to accept an appointment as major on 
the staff of General Taylor. At the close of the war he 
was commissioned paymaster and military storekeeper in 
the Regular Army, with the rank of captain, and stationed 
at the Allegheny Arsenal, Pittsburg. He retired from the 
army at the close of the War of the Rebellion, in 1866, and 
died at Cincinnati, Ohio, December 7, 1870.] Of the mar- 
riage of John Bartlett Butler and Catharine Gazzam-Butler 
there was issue ten children. {See post^ Nos. 121-ijo.) 

( J 2) Louisa Paj^ker ; born in 1 800 ; died in 1 806. She 
was accidentally burned to death. 

(jj) Dudley Hart; born in 1801 ; died at Baltimore, 
Md., April 7, 1893 ; married, at Paris, France, in August, 
1844, Marguerite de Loche. Of this marriage there was 
issue one daughter. {See post^ No. iji.) 

(j^) Edwai'd Despard ; born at Pittsburg in 1803 ; died 
at Philadelphia, February 19, 1878.* 

*See biographical sketch ; post. 


(jj) Mary Alice; born at Pittsburg, November 24, 
1804 ; died at Muscatine, Iowa, January 9, 1892 ; married 
to Sage O. Butler, June 10, 1833. Of this marriage there 
was issue six children, [See post^ Nos. ij^-i^o.) 

{j6) Ebenezer ; born at Pittsburg in 1806 ; died at 
Allegheny City, August 13, 188 1. In 1834 married Eliza- 
beth Ann Stevenson [who was born January 18, 181 8, and 
died April 6, 1891]. Of this marriage there was issue 
fourteen children. {See post^ Nos. 141-1^4.) 

{37) {3^) {39) {4^) Children who died in infancy. / 



{104) Joanna Rooker ; born December 9, 181 5. Living 

(705) Ebenezer Gazzam ; born November 29, 181 9. 
Living, unmarried (1894). 

{106) Samuel Rooker ; born July 9, 181 7 ; died Febru- 
ary 22, 1888 ; married, March, 1848, Lydia S. Eastlack. 
Of this marriage there was issue two sons. {See post^ Nos. 

{lof) Martha Elisabeth ; born November 19, 1821; died, 
unmarried, June 15, 1880. 


{192) Simeon Eastlack; born May 16, 1850 ; married, 
Augiist 5, 1873, Marion Augusta Cochran. Of this mar- 
riage there was issue five children : — 


{joS) Nellie Lydia ; born June 25, 1874. 
(jop) Samuel Kazlett ; born January 6, 1876. 
{^3 TO) Martha Elizabeth ; born Dec. 11, 1877. 
{311) Marion Augiista ; born April i, 1878. 
{312) Anna Maria ; born February 24, 1880. 

(/p'j') '^"Samuel ; born September 13, 1852 ; married, No- 
vember 22, 1882, Rebekah Russell. Of this marriage there 
was issue three children : — 

(j/j) George Gordoji ; born September 16, 1883 ; 
died April 9, 1891. 

{314) Mary Rnssell ; born August 14, 1885. 
{313) Lydia Eastlack ; born April 20, 1887. 



(/0(?) James Breading ; born at Pittsburg, May 4, 1833. 
Removed in 1853 to St. Louis, Mo., where he still lives. 
Married, October 27, 1859, Louisa Morris, daughter of John 
Logan and Louisa Morris-Blaine, of Frankford, Ky. Mrs. 
James Breading-Gazzam was born May 2, 1836. Of this 
marriage there was issue one child : — 

{194) Joseph Parker ; born at St. Louis, Mo., Jan- 
uary 26, 1 861. 

(/op) Harriet Breading ; born June 10, 1836; died, un- 
married, in April, 1854. Buried in Allegheny Cemetery, Al- 
legheny City, Pa. 

*The sons of (w6) Samuel R. Bucknall (Simeon E. and Samuel) spell their names 
with the original " e" instead of " a," which change was made by the grandfather of 
S. R. B. in his declining years. 

(See page 23.) 




{no) Catharine Selina ; born at Cincinnati, O., Septem- 
ber I, 1828 ; married, February 21, 1850, to Judge John A. 
Hitchcock, whom she survived. Now living at Spring 
Hill, near Mobile, Ala. No issue. 

(///) Aiidley Hart ; born at Cincinnati, August 7, 1830; 
died in infancy. 

{112) George Gano ; born October 22, 1831 ; died in the 
Confederate Army, September i, 1864. Married, April 25, 
i860, Lucy A. Schuyler, of Mobile, Ala. Of this marriage 
there was issue one daughter : — 

(/p5) Kate Lea ; married at Mobile, Ala., to H, 
G. Donald, of England. Of this marriage there was 
issue two sons and several daughters. 

(//j')\Twin sons, born October 24, 1833 ; died in in- 

(///) j fancy. 

(7/5) Charles Wood ; born at Cincinnati, Ohio, Au- 
gust 29, 1834; moved with his mother to Mobile, Ala., in 
1839, where he was employed in his father's banks. He 
served through the War of the Rebellion in Bragg' s army. 
He married, August 28, i860, Mary G. Thomas, at Mobile. 
Of this marriage there was issue six children. {See post^ 
Nos. I g 6- 2 01). 

{116) Clement Lea ; born at Cincinnati, January 3, 1837; 
died at Mobile, January 26, 1851. 

(7/7) William Parker ; born at Cincinnati, April 29, 
1839 ; went to Mobile when an infant ; was educated in 
Virginia and entered business in New Orleans, La. He 
served in General Lee's Confederate Army, and married, De- 
cember 5, 1882, Helen Maermurdo. Of this marriage there 
is no issue (1894). 


(//<?) Henry McClyment ; born at Mobile, September 
13, 1 841. Served in General Hood's Confederate army. 
Died at Mobile, August 7, 1877. Married, in Texas, Sarah 
A, Holland. Of this marriage there was issue one child: — 

(y202) Selina. 

{119) Claudius Douglas ; born February i, 1844 ; died 
September 22, 1877. 

{120) John Lea ; born November 8, 1846 ; died May 29, 


{^196) Warren Lea; born June 8, 1863 ; married at Se- 
attle, Washington, where he resided for a number of years. 
He is now living at Portland, Oregon. He is the father of 
two children : — 

{ji6) Lea. 

{197) Geoige Goodwin; born February 24, 1866 ; died 
in 1869. 

{19S) Mary ; born October 16, 1867 ; married to Archi- 
bald J. Fisken, of Seattle. Of this marriage there is 
issue (1894) two sons : — 

{ji8) Keith Gazzam. 

{J19) Archibald Donald ; born April 14, 1894. 

{199) Clement ; born January 19, 1869 ; a missionary at 
Colon, Columbia, Central America. 
{200) Lucy ; born October 8, 1872. 
(20/) Emily Lea ; born March 30, 1876. 



{i2i) Charles Junius ; born at Pittsburg, March 6, 
1822 ; married Margaret E. Lansing, in 1846. Of this mar- 
riage there was issue five children : — 

{20J) Margaret E. Lansing ; died. 
(20/) Gertrude Letitia ; married. 
(^05) Robert Lansing ; married. 
{^206) George Jackson. 
{20'/) Fannie Elisabeth ; died. 

" {122) Joseph Curran ; born December 23, 1823; ^^^^ 
June 13, 1873. Married Alice Lafferty. Of this marriage 
there was issue nine children : — 

{^208^ Kate Una ; died March i, 1851. 

{^2og) John Bryant ; died September 15, 1865. 

{210) Pierce Ormond. 

{211) Kenneth Lafferty ; married. 

{212^ Alice. 

{21J) Florence. 

{214) Honoria. 

{215) Joseph. 

{216) Mary. 

{12 J) Frances Ann ; born September 28, 1825; married, 
May 21, 1846, to Dr. Albert G. Walter [born at Augesburg, 
Prussia, June 21, 1811 ; died at Pittsburg, Pa., October 14, 
1876]. Of this marriage there was issue four children. 
{See post^ Nos. 2 1^-2 26). 

{124) Liarriet Elizabeth; born September 30, 1827 ; 
married to Samuel J. R. McMillan (late United States Sen- 
ator), October 31, 1850, at the Allegheny Arsenal, Pitts- 


burg, Pa. Of this marriage there was issue nine children. 
{See post^ Nos. 221-22^). 

(i2j) Sarah Prudence; born December 23, 1829: died 
January 6, 1852. Married to Austin Loomis at Pittsburg, 
in 1 85 1. Of this marriage there was issue one child : — 

(^jo) Austin Butler ; born in 1851; died in 1880. 

(/2<5) Kate Aurelia ; born March 9, 1832 ; died April 
30, 1858. 

(7^7) Richard Aiidley ; born December 29, 1834 ; mar- 
ried Ivydia Davis. Of this marriage there was issue four 
children. {See post^ Nos. 2ji-2j^). 

{128) Caroline Sydney ; born October 31, 1838; mar- 
ried to Dr. David Day, September 29, 1858, at Pittsburg, 
Pa. Of this marriage there was issue five children : — 

{2jj) Gordon Butler ; died. 

{2j6) David Henry ; married. 

(2J7) Charles Butler. 

{238) Alice. 

{2j<p) Lillian Warnick. 

{i2p) John Gazza7n ; born at Pittsburg, Pa., January 
23, 1842. Appointed cadet at the United States Military 
Academy, West Point, in 1859. Graduated in 1863. Was 
appointed second lieutenant in Battery M, 4th U. S. Ar- 
tillery, joining the Union Army in the field. He was 
promoted for gallant conduct in the battle of Chickamauga, 
and examined and promoted to the ordnance corps of the 
army in 1864. After the close of the war he served as con- 
tractor and inspector of ordnance at Boston, West Point, 
Reading, Philadelphia and Pittsburg foundries, and later 
served at various arsenals, and at the National Armory, and 
again as assistant constructor of ordnance in New York 
from 1873 to 1876. In command of the St. lyouis powder 


depot from 1887 to 1890, and from the latter date to the 
present time (1894) in command of the arsenal at Angnsta, 
Ga. Married at Philadelphia, Pa,, January 25, 1866, Eliza 
(called Lillie) M. Warnick. Of this marriage there was 
issue six children : — 

{^240) Mary Warnick. 
{242) Lawrence Parker. 
{242) Harriet McMillan. 
{24J) Rodman. 
{244) Rollins. 
{24^) Lillie. 

{tjo) Alice Ohnstead ; born June 22, 1845 ; married to 
George T. Tilden, at Cincinnati, Ohio, October 5, 1871. 
Of this marriage there was issue four children : — 

{^246) Laura May ; died January 12, 1876. 
{242) Charles Joseph. 
{248) Alice Foster. 
{24Q) Edith Selina. 

All the children of John Bartlett and (j/) Catharine 
Selina Gazzam-Butler were born at Pittsburg, Pa. 


(^77) Joseph Gaszatn ; born July i, 1847 ; married Mary 
E. Dean, February 27, 1877. Of this marriage there was 
issue three children : — 

{j2o) Hele7i ; born August 8, 1878. 

{321) Alexander Dean ; born June 11, 1882. 

(j^^) Albert Gustav ; born July 27, 1886. 


{^2 1 8) Selina Louisa ; born April lo, 1850; died March 

(^/p) Sm^ah Looniis ; born December 3, 1852 ; died 
March 18, 1854. 

{^226) Augusta Hammer ; born January 3, 1855 ; mar- 
ried, February 24, i88i,to Dr. William Wallace, who died 
August 25, 1883. Of this marriage there was issue two 
children : — 

{^3 2 J) Selina Gazza7n ; born August 14, 1882 ; 
died October 31, 1882. 

{324) Albert Walter ; bom October 31, 1883. 


{^221') Catharine Gazzam ; married, April 28, 1875, to 
James B. Beals, whom she survives (1894). Of this mar- 
riage there was issue two sons : — 

( j-?5) Walter Burgess. 
( J"-^^) James Bnrrie. 

(222) /okn Butler ; died. 

{^223^ Austin Loomis ; died. 

{224) Anna Walter ; married, September i, 1880, to 
Frank P. Shepard, of St. Paul, Minn. Of this marriage 
there was issue three children : — 

{32/) David Chau7icey. 
( 328^ Samuel McMillan. 
( 32g) Roger Bulkley. 

{223) Joseph Butler. 
{226) Jessie Garmily. 

SAMUEL J. R. McMillan. 

(See pa.tfc 29) 


{22^) Albert Walter. 

{228) Thomas Erskine ; died, aged 4 years and 4 months, 

(,?^p) Sanmel Benedick. 


(-pj/) Lina Louise ; married to Charles T. Moore. Of 
this marriage there was issue two children : — 

{330) Grace. 
{331) Alice. 

(232) Orniond ; died July 28, 1875. 
(^Jj) Caroline Day. 
{234) Andley Richard. 


(/J/) Marguerite ; born September 4, 1845 ; married, at 
Baltimore, Md., October 19, 1865, to Louis Stow. Of this 
marriage there was issue two children : 

{23d) Aiidley Hart ; born January 21, 1867. 

{231) Edith; born April 27, 1869; married, De- 
cember 3, 1890, to Alexander Percy White, of 


(/J5) Clementina G. ; died in infancy. 


(/j(5) Fredei-ick Tomlin ; died in infancy. 

(/J/) Elizabeth O. ; born March i6, 1842. 

{ij8 ) Aiidlcy G.; born at Cincinnati, Ohio, December 
II, 1843 5 married Adela Vesey at Moliere, 111., December 
24, 1868. Of this marriage there was issne eight chil- 
dren, all born at Muscatine, Iowa. : — 

{26'j') Ellis P. ; born December 5, 1869. 

{268^ Adela V. {Daisy); born March 25, 1872. 

{26p) George O. ; born December 8, 1873. 

{2yo) Alice {Pearl); born November 7, 1876. 

{2J1) Lawrence L. ; born January 10, 1878. 

{2'/2) Elizabeth L. ; born August 11, 1879. 

(^/j) Frederick Daut ; born October 10, 1883. 

{2^4) Edith O. ; born April i, 1886. 

{139) W. Norman; born at St. Louis, Mo., April 5, 

{140) Lawrence ; born at St. Louis, Mo., March, 1851 ; 
died at Muscatine, Iowa, January 24, 1878. 



{141) A7in Elizabeth ; died in childhood. 

{142) Lctitia Jackson; died in 1875; married Ross A. 
Workman. Of this marriage there was issue eight chil- 
dren. {See post^ Nos. 223-282). 

{143) William Thomas ; married Elizabeth Shell ; no 

{144) Charles Edzvard. 

{143) Antoinette ; died in childhood. 


(/^d) George J. ; married Ann Russell. Of this mar- 
riage there was issue four children. {See post^ Nos. 28 j- 

{147) John Butler ; married Susan Cherry. Of this mar- 
riag'e there was issue one child : — 

{28'/) Florence. 

{148) Joseph ; died in childhood, 
(/^p) Harriet Elizabeth, 
{ijo) Sarah Selina. 

{t^i) Henry Parker ; married Jane Harris. Of this 
marriage there was issue five children. {See post^ Nos. 


(752) Franklin Breading ; married Catharine Kanan. 
Of this marriage there was issue three children. {See 

pOSt^ Nos. 2C)J-2pj). 

{1^3) Mary Butler ; died in childhood. 
(75/) Clara Levinia. 


(^75) Elisabeth; married to J. V. Newman. Of this 
marriage there was issue three children : — 

{345) Charles F. 
{346) John R. 

{347) Jessie- 
{2'/6) John Q. ; married Dora Scott. Of this marriage 
there was issue four children : — 

{348) Myrtle. 
{349) Gertrude. 


(jSo) Selina. 
{351) Arden. 

(^77) Amanda ; unmarried. 

{^2'j8^ Ross A. ; married Nannie Sutton. Of this mar- 
riage there was issue three children : — 

{.35-) Goldie. 

(jSj) Earl Gazzam. 

{354) Pearl. 

{2/'p) Selina B.; married to B. D. Cobbs. Of this mar- 
riage there was issue four children : 

(jj*^) Chester. 
{357) Luther. 

(2S0) H arriet. 
{281) Henrietta. 
{282) Frank. 



{28 j) Elizabeth A. 
{284) Annie A. 
(2(?5) May ; died. 
{286) Letitia. 



{288^ Andley ; died. 


(28p) Clara. 
{2po) Elizabeth. 
{2gi) Henry Parker. 
(2^2) John Harris. 



(^pj) Nellie B. 
{2^4) Mary. 
{2pj) Frank. 


The fourth son of (5) William and Ann Gazzam, who 
was born at Pittsburg in 1803, was, for a month or two, 
called Albert Gallatin, in honor of the great philanthropist, 
statesman and author of that name. But the boy's father 
met, it seems, with a grievous disappointment in one of his 
favorite great men, and so one day, after pondering the 
matter over, he said : — 

" Wife, Albert Gallatin is not dead yet ; he may change 
before he leaves this world. Suppose we call this boy 
Edward Despard ?"* 

So the boy was named for the Irish patriot. 

He was given a liberal education. When he became 
nearly of age he commenced the study of law under the 
preceptorship of the Hon. Richard Biddle, whose law part- 
ner he afterward became. He was admitted to the Bar of 
Allegheny County in 1826. After practicing for two years 
he was compelled to abandon this profession on account of 
ill-health. Later he commenced the study of medicine, and 
in due time graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. 

Dr. Gazzam was a man of the rarest intellectual attain- 
ments, and always took a keen interest in the development 
of the Republic, having inherited all his father's great love 
of freedom. He thus naturally drifted into Pennsylvania 
politics, in which he became an important factor, and a 
nomination for Congress was conferred upon him early in 
his political career. In the contest that followed he was 
defeated by a single vote. Reared in the Democratic faith, 
like many of the same school he was bitterly opposed to 

*See page 19. 

From a picture in the possession of J. M. Gazzam, Philadelphia, Pa. 


(See page 38). 



the extension of slavery. On this account he severed his 
connection with Democracy, and in 1848, together with 
Sahnon P. Chase (afterward Chief Justice of the United 
States) and others, assisted in founding the Free vSoil 
Party in the memorable Biiffalo Convention. In the same 
year he became the Free Soil candidate for Governor of 
Pennsylvania, his opponents being William F. Johnson, 
Whig (who was elected), and Morris Longstreth, Democrat. 

In 1855 Dr. Gazzam was the Free Soil candidate for State 
Senator from Pittsburg, He was defeated in this contest, 
but the next year he was again put forward, this time as 
the candidate of the Union Republican Party. Being 
elected, by about one thousand majority over the combined 
votes of his two opponents, he thus became the first Repub- 
lican Senator from Allegheny County. In 1857 he was 
prominently mentioned as Republican candidate for Gover- 
nor, and had a large number of counties instructed for him, 
but withdrew from the contest before the Convention met. 

Dr. Gazzam was also Postmaster at Pittsburg at one time. 
When lyafayette visited this country, in 1824, ^^- Gazzam 
was selected to make the welcoming speech in behalf of the 
people of Western Pennsylvania, at Pittsburg. In the per- 
formance of this duty he acquired considerable distinction 
on account of his youth and the excellence of his address. 

Upon the breaking out of the Civil War Dr. Gazzam and 
Dr. McCook, of Pittsburg, were the first persons who took 
steps toward preventing Secretary of War Floyd from remov- 
ing the guns, ammunition and other property of the United 
States from the Allegheny Arsenal. They telegraphed, on 
behalf of the Committee of Safety, to Washington regarding 
the removal, and in response received the following : — 


Ordnance Office, Washington, D. C, \ 

May 3, 1861. / 

E. D. Gazzam, Chainnan, Pittsburg, Pa.: 

Sir : — Your telegram of May i to the Secretary of War about powder 
now held by the Committee is received and sent to this office. If any of 
the powder is needed by the commanding officer of Allegheny Arsenal, 
and is, in his judgment, of suitable quality for the United States service, 
it may be delivered to him. The Committee must use their discretion 
about the residue, throwing every proper guard around the disposition 
to be made of it. 

Respectfully, Your Obedient Servant, 

James W. Ripley, Lt.-Col. U. S. A, 

The powder referred to was seized by the Committee of 
Safety when about to be shipped to a point within the ju- 
risdiction of the Southern States, from which the import- 
ance of the step taken can be readily discerned. 

On March 24, 1835, Dr. Gazzam married Elizabeth An- 
toinette deBeelen.* Three children were born to them : — 

{1J2) Aiidley lVilliam.'\ 

{ijj) -Emma Louise.^ 

{tj4) Joseph Murphy.^ 

In 1867 Dr. Qt2JLT.2cai retired from active life and removed 
to Philadelphia, where he died January 19, 1878, and was 
buried in Allegheny Cemetery, where the remains of his 
wife also repose. 

*See deBeelen family ; post. fSee biographical sketches ; post. 


Audley William, the eldest son of {j4) Edward Despard 
Gazzam and Elizabeth Antoinette, his wife, was born in 
the city of Pittsburg, May 8, 1836. Receiving an excellent 
education, he began the study of law at a comparatively 
early age, and in due time was admitted to the AUeghen}^ 
County Bar. 

At the breaking out of the War of the Rebellion he was 
president of the Firemen's Association of Pittsburg, from 
which body he organized a company of volunteers, known 
as the "Fire Zouaves," of which he became captain. This 
company was placed under command of Generals Oakes 
and Casey, in Virginia, and captured the first cannon taken 
during the war, in an engagement on the Kanawha, about 
sixty miles from Wheeling, W. Va. Subsequently elected 
major of the One-Hundred-and-Tliird Regiment, Pennsyl- 
vania Volunteers, he commanded this regiment in the many 
actions in which it participated, always behaving gallantly, 
and at the battle of Fair Oaks was severely wounded in the 
head by a piece of shell. Later on he served in the United 
States Veteran Reserve Corps until July, 1865, when he 
resigned from the army and removed to Utica, N. Y. 

Mr. Gazzam was well known in Pittsburg, New York, 
and Philadelphia as a lawyer of ability, making a specialty 
of bankruptcy cases. This branch of the law is indebted 
to him for several important works, among them being 
" Gazzam on Bankruptcy," and a " Digest of American and 
English Decisions in Bankruptcy." 

Audley William Gazzam died at his home in the city ot 
Philadelphia, on Saturda}^, May 10, 1884, after an illness 
of but a few hours. At the time of his death he was attor- 


ney for the National Cremation Society, of which method 
of disposal of the dead he was a strong advocate, and he 
was the first member of that society to be cremated, incin- 
eration taking place at the Le Moyne Crematory, at Wash- 
ington, Pa., then the only crematory in the country. 

Mr. Gazzam was married" twice ; the first time at Pitts- 
burg, Pa., to Mary Elizabeth Van Deusen, daughter of Rev. 
Edwin M. Van Deusen, formerly rector of St. Peter's P. E. 
Church, Pittsburg, and of Grace Church, Utica, N. Y. 

Mrs. Mary Gazzam died in Utica, N. Y., April 12, 1871. 

His second wife was Isabel Rogers, of New York, whom 
he married in 1876. She is now (1894) residing at New 


{2^2) Antoinette Elizabeth ; born at Pittsburg, Septem- 
ber 27, 1861 ; married, September 6, 1883, to John Stanley 
Fredericks, of the Baltimore Bar. Of this marriage there 
was issue four children : — 

{^332') Edzvin Stanley ; born at Carrollton, Md., 
August 2, 1884. 

{333) Florence Antoinette; born at Carrollton, 
Md., July 17, 1887. 

{334) Thomas Emannel ; born at Cartersville, 
Ga., December 17, 1890. 

^335) Audley William; born at Cartersville, Ga., 
March 16, 1894. 

(^jj) Mary Van Deusen ; born at Pittsburg, August 6, 
1863 ; married at Bethlehem, Pa., on June 12, 1888, to the 


Rev. George Abbott Hunt, of the P. E. Church. Of this 
marriage there was issue three children : — 

{336) Rebecca Abbott ; born at Middletown, Conn., 
March 30, 1889. 

(jj"/) Martin Van Deusen ; born at Radnor, Pa., 
February 7, 1891. 

{^338) George Abbott ; born at Bddington, Pa., 
November 12, 1893. 

{234) Edwin Van Deusen ; born at Utica, N. Y., February 
5, 1866. Studied medicine at the University of Pennsylva- 
nia ; afterward one of the staff of resident physicians, Post- 
Graduate Hospital, New York City. Now a practicing 
physician of that city. 

(255) Ii^ene Gilbert ; born at Utica, N. Y., May 8, 1869; 
married at Philadelphia, on February 7, 1893, to Edward 
Hagaman Hall, of New York City. 

{236) Maria Florence ; born at Utica, N. Y., April 4, 
1871 ; now (1894) residing at Cartersville, Ga. 



{.^57) Joseph Murphy ; born May 9, 1877. 
{238) Lilabel ; born February 23, 1879. 
(^5p) Emma Louise ; died in infancy. 


Emma Louise, second child and only daughter of {j4) Ed- 
ward Despard and Elizabeth Antoinette Gazzam, was born 
at Pittsburg, November 4, 1837. She married in the same 
city, June 5, 1856, John F. Mackenzie, a talented member 
of the Allegheny County Bar, who during the war was sec- 
retary of the Examining Board of Paymasters, afterwards 
practicing law at Philadelphia for a number of years. 

Emma Louise Gazzam-Mackenzie was a woman of gentle, 
self-sacrificing, and affectionate disposition, passing through 
life highly esteemed and greatly beloved by all who knew 
her. After several years of suffering she died at Shamokin, 
Northumberland County, Pa., on the 27th day of June, 
1887. Her husband survived her only a few months, dying 
at Philadelphia, Pa., on February 28, 1888. Their remains 
rest in Monument Cemetery, Philadelphia. 


{260) Edward Gazzam; born in Pitt Township, Alle- 
gheny County, Pa. , July 4, 1858. Entered the printing busi- 
ness at an early age, in which he continued for many years. 
Now (1894) connected with the Porous Waterproofing Com- 
pany, of Philadelphia. Married at Philadelphia, Septem- 
ber 8, 1881, Mary C. Welsh, of that city. Of this marriage 
there was issue five children, all born at Philadelphia : — 

(jjp) Adele La Roche ; born August 15, 1882. 
^340) Mary C; born and died in the month of 
March, 1884. 

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{J4^) Frances ; born October 8, 1886. 
{342) Anna Gazzam ; born October 2, 1888; 
died in February, 1889. 

{j4j) Edward Gazzam; born Nov. 29, 1889. 

{261) Frankli7i Irish ; born in Pitt Township, Allegheny 
County, Pa., July 15, 1859. Studied medicine at the Jef- 
ferson College, Philadelphia, and was one of the projectors 
of the Children's Sanitarium, now a prosperous and ex- 
tremely beneficent institution. Died at Philadelphia, Au- 
gust 27, 1878, his remains resting in Monument Cemetery, 

{^262^ Antoine deBeelen ; born at Pittsburg, May 29, 
1 86 1. Entered the printing business at an early age, first 
becoming apprentice in the office of Taggarts'' Sunday 
Times^ Philadelphia, where he remained until 1884, when 
he went to Shamokin, Pa., conducting the Sentinel 
newspaper of that town for four years, during which time 
he was also special correspondent for the Philadelphia 
Ledger^ New York Snn^ Boston Globe and Cincinnati Eji- 
quirer. Returning to Philadelphia he did reportorial work 
on the Nezvs and Taggarts' Sunday Tiines^ of that city. 
On April 7, 1890, the Evening World^ of Reading, Pa., was 
successfully launched upon the journalistic sea by Charles 
F. Haage, with Mr. Mackenzie in the editor's chair, a 
position he still (1894) occupies. He is a member of the 
Pennsylvania State Editorial Association, the Reading 
Press Club, and the International League of Press Clubs. He 
married Adeline Barger Gregg, of Philadelphia, in that city, 
on November 30, 1889. This union has resulted in the 
birth of one child : — 

{344) Nina deBeelen ; born at Reading, Pa., on 
November 17, 1890. 


{2 6 j) Joseph Gazzani ; born at Vineland, N. J., on No- 
vember 28, 1870. Was educated at Lawrenceville (N. J.) 
Academy and Penn Charter School, Philadelphia, Pa., at 
which latter school he was president of the Penn Charter 
Athletic Association and of the Inter-Academic Athletic 
Association, winning many prizes in field sports, at which 
he has always been highly proficient. He was captain of 
the foot ball, base ball and tug-of-war teams, and editor of 
the Penn Charter Magazine. Subsequently entered the 
Wharton School of Finance in the University of Pennsyl- 
vania as a special student, remaining, however, only one 
year, passing all examinations with credit. While attend- 
ing the University he was a member of the K(PW Frater- 
nity, Iota Chapter, manager of the Track Team and 
athletic editor of the University Courier. He was recently 
engaged in importing laces and lace curtains, being senior 
partner of the firm of Mackenzie & Jenkins, of Philadelphia, 
Pa. Joseph Gazzam Mackenzie is fourth vice president of the 
Pennsylvania Club, of Philadelphia; member of the Penn- 
sylvania Historical Society, the Philadelphia Humane So- 
ciety and Skating Club, the Philadelphia Cricket Club, 
the Republican City Committee, and the University 
Republican Club, as well as a director of the North Caro- 
lina Hedge and Wire Fence Company. Married at Phila- 
delphia, Pa., June 13, 1894, Jennie Randolph Dorsey, of 
that city. 

{^264) Harold Darragh ; born at Philadelphia, February 
17, 1 88 1. At present (1894) a student at the Stewart 
Academy, Reading, Pa. 

(See page 47.) 


While it is true that many of the greatest names on the 
pages of the world's history have been won by men of ob- 
scure parentage, yet investigation will usually show that 
such have been especially endowed by nature with indomi- 
table will power, robust health or other advantages, they 
being thus, by a combined strength of mind and body, en- 
abled to acquire traits and habits not originally inherent 
Such men necessarily mark an advance in the history of the 

family from which they descend. 

But there are men who have gained distinction in life 
without the incalculable aid of strong physical condition, 
and in such cases one naturally looks for inherited mental 
capacity, the individual's ability predicating the merit of 
those from whom he has sprung. 

Joseph Murphy Gazzam, the subject of this sketch, may 
with propriety be classed among the latter. Descended 
from parents of cultivation and refinement, it is to be ex- 
pected that he should have always evinced a desire for sim- 
ilar culture, and, despite almost continuous ill-health, it is 
not singular that he should have acquired distinction in his 
professional, political and social career. 

He was born in the city of Pittsburg, December 2, 1842, 
being the second son and third child of {j4) Dr. Edward 
Despard and Elizabeth Antoinette deBeelen-Gazzam. The 
first fourteen years of Mr. Gazzam's life differed somewhat 
from the ordinary, owing to lack of robust health, his 
parents considering it advisable to keep him from the ardors 
and restraints of regular school life. At home, however, 
under the careful tuition of his father, he gained the rudi- 
mentary elements of education, so that he was not by any 


means deficient when, at this age, he entered the Western 
University of Pennsylvania. Here he remained for three and 
a half years, at tlie end of which time his health compelled a 
temporary suspension of study. An extended tour through- 
out the Western States greatly benefitted him, however, so 
that when he returned he felt capable of beginning what 
afterwards proved an earnest and exhaustive study of the law. 
On January 4, 1861, he entered the office of David Reed, 
Esq., and three years later, January 6, 1864, he was 
admitted to the Allegheny County Bar. In a short time his 
practice became so extensive that he was able to decline 
all criminal cases save those of regular clients, this, too, in 
face of the fact that he had made quite a reputation in 
this branch of the profession, although the practice was 
always distasteful to him. In November, 1867, he was 
admitted to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ; in May, 
1869, to the Circuit and District Courts of the United 
States, and March 19, 1870, upon motion of the late Hon. 
Benjamin F. Butler, of Massachusetts, to the Supreme 
Court of the United States. In the latter body he was re- 
marked as one of the youngest members ever admitted to 
practice before it. 

In 1 87 1 he was elected a director for Pennsylvania in the 
United States Law Association, and in 1872 he entered into 
a law partnership with Hon. Alexander G. Cochran. The 
firm of Gazzam & Cochran became widely known through- 
out the United States, and was continued until 1879, when, 
owing to the removal of Mr. Cochran to St. Louis, it was 

Mr. Gazzam' s life at this period had become a very busy 
one. He was solicitor for a irumber of leading corporations 
of Pittsburg, among them being the City Bank, the Security 
Trust Company, the Iron City Fire Insurance Company, 


and others, besides being president of the United States 
Building and Loan Association. Despite this extremely 
active professional career, Mr. Gazzam found time to take 
a leading part in numerous social organizations, being 
president of the Pittsburg Gymnastic Association, president 
of the Hygeia Base Ball Club, as well as an officer, or offi- 
cer and director, in many other similar organizations. 

A fondness for the political arena is one of the character- 
istics undoubtedly inherited by Mr. Gazzam. In early life 
it induced him to take active part in the municipal govern- 
ment of his native city. He was frequently called upon to 
speak at political meetings in various campaigns, and his 
decisive and practical expressions advocating many needed 
reforms soon attracted general attention. In consequence 
he became (in 1869) Republican candidate to represent the 
First Ward of Pittsburg in City Councils. Being elected he 
was subsequently enabled to carry many of these excellent 
ideas into effect, and to show himself a capable and patri- 
otic public official. His name at this time was prominently 
mentioned in connection with the Select Branch of Coun- 
cils, and also for the Mayoralty. Concerning the former 
the Pittsburg Sunday Times^ of November 10, 1872, 
said : — 

If strict attention to every duty and unceasing devotion to the best 
interests of the city are commendable in a public officer, then Mr. Gaz- 
zam will certainly be rewarded with a seat in the Select Branch of our 
City Legislature. During the year about to close Mr. Gazzam has been 
prominent in all important legislation, and has ever been on the popular 
side. His constituents will do themselves a good service by honoring 
Mr. Gazzam with promotion. 

Alluding to the nomination for the Mayoralty, the 
Pittsburg Evening Bulletin^ of May 9, 1872, said : — 


Among the names suggested for the Mayoralty is that of Joseph M. 
Gazzam. Mr. Gazzam is a young man of ability. He has represented 
the First Ward in the Common Council for several years, and the people 
have the utmost confidence in his honesty and integrity. 

An important step in the career of Mr. Gazzam occurred 
in 1876, when, by acclamation of the nominating conven- 
tion, he became Republican candidate for the Forty-third 
Senatorial District. He was elected by a large majority. 
As a member of the Senate he soon ranked as of the highest 
ability and character. Fair-minded yet tenacious, pacific 
yet thoroughly equipped for debate, he formed his opinions 
on public measures with deliberation and candor, and de- 
fended them with courage and skill. He was a zealous 
worker for Republican principles, though utterly devoid of 
all that savored of " offensive partisanship," and so wise 
were his counsels that at the expiration of his term he had 
gained a most enviable position in his party. One of the 
bills introduced by Mr. Gazzam was for a marriage license 
law (similar to that now in effect in Pennsylvania), which 
was then defeated. 

In 1882 he was prominently mentioned throughout the 
State as a candidate for the Ivieutenant-Governorship. This 
was at a time, however, when private reasons urged Mr. 
Gazzam to discourage all efforts made in his behalf by a le- 
gion of friends, and so his name was not presented at the con- 
vention. The following extract from an editorial in the 
Philadelphia News^ published at the time, will convey 
an idea of the general esteem in which his political actions 
are held : — 

There are many names being brought forward for the Lieutenant- 
Governorship of this State. The Pre,»s of this city refers as follows to the 
subject: "Various journals of the State have presented the name of 
ex-Senator Joseph M. Gazzam as candidate for I^ieutenant-Governor on the 


Republican ticket. Mr. Gazzam has made an honorable record in public 
life. He was the author of the law which prevented a session of the Leg- 
islature in 1880, thus making a large saving for the State. He is recom- 
mended as affable and well versed in parliamentary law and having the 
qualities to make a strong candidate if nominated. ' ' This complimentary 
notice is well deserved. Mr. Gazzam stands the peer of any man in the 
State in purity of character, fullness of culture and clearness of intellect. 
Having had years of experience in the State Senate, he is fully qualified 
to perform any service required of the Lieutenant-Governor. And as the 
term of Governor has been extended to four years, all the uncertainties 
which attach to a Presidential term attaches to it. Therefore, whoever 
may be selected as candidate for Lieutenant-Governor should be qualified, 
in the event of need, to act as Governor. This Mr. Gazzam is amply 
qualified to do. Prudent, cautious, and with good judgment, he would 
fill the Executive chair with ability and success. If the policy this year 
shall be to make up a ticket so unexceptionable that all Republicans will be 
glad to support it, no better name can be selected for Lieutenant-Governor. 
And this is the policy which should obtain. Locality this year should 
give place to quality in candidates. It is the one thing that is important 
above all else. And if this policy shall prevail, Mr. Gazzam will be in 
the front for the Lieutenant-Governorship. 

Unfortunately the policy above indicated did not prevail 
in the convention that followed. A slated ticket was 
rushed through, which proved so distasteful to the Inde- 
pendent Republicans throughout the State that they met 
in convention and put a ticket of their own in the field, 
the final outcome being the defeat of both Republican 
tickets and the election of the regular Democratic nominees. 

Senator Gazzam moved from his native city to Philadel- 
phia in 1879. Upon this occasion all the Pittsburg papers 
commented upon his removal in the most flattering terms. 
The Critic said : — 

Pittsburg's loss is Philadelphia's gain. The community has long 
since learned to respect and esteem him for his manly qualities, his genial 
disposition, his inborn courtesy, his strict integrity, his usefulness in pub- 
lic life and his devotion to all that Pittsburgers regard as noblest and 


After his arrival in Philadelphia Mr. Gazzam opened an 
office at 714 Walnut street, his law practice increasing 
rapidly. Upon the completion of the Girard Building, at 
Broad and Chestnut streets, Mr. Gazzam removed his offi- 
ces to it, engaging six commodious rooms, which he fur- 
nished luxuriously as business offices. Recently, however, 
he has not actively practiced, owing to the pressing 
duties of the numerous offices filled by him in various cor- 
porations, and his connection with sundry other business 
enterprises. He was one of the projectors of the Beech 
Creek, Clearfield & Southwestern Railroad (later known as 
the Beech Creek), a railroad which, beginning at Jersey 
Shore, Pa., had its terminus in the thriving borough of 
Gazzam, named after the subject of this sketch. 

At the present time (1894) Mr. Gazzam is president of 
the Philadelphia Finance Company, and the Bridgewater 
Cordage Company (Philadelphia) ; of the Kenilworth Inn 
Company, and Kenilworth Land Company (Asheville, N. C.) ; 
of the Etowah Iron Company (Georgia), and of the Wilkes- 
barre and Western Railroad Company (Pennsylvania). He 
is vice president of the Quaker City National Bank (Phila- 
delphia) ; of the Ames-Bonner Brush Company (Toledo, 
Ohio) ; Auer Light Company (South America); Central 
Coal and Coke Company and Dent's Run Coke Company 
(Pennsylvania). He is a director in the Spring Garden In- 
surance Company (Philadelphia), the Delaware Company, 
and eight other corporations, making a total of twenty-nine 
corporations in which he is concerned either as an officer 
or director. 

With all his arduous business duties, however, Mr. Gaz- 
zam, owing to his methodical habits, still finds time to de- 
vote to literary and other pursuits. He is a life member of 
the Pennsylvania Historical Society, the Fairmount Park 


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(Nee Nellie May Andrews.) 

(See page 53.) 


Art Association, and of the Pennsylvania Horticultural So- 
ciety. He is also a member of the Pennsylvania Club, 
one of the leading political organizations of the State, of 
which he was for three years president, declining nomi- 
nation for a fourth term recently tendered him. He is 
also a member of the Union League Club, of Philadelphia, 
and of the Citizens' Municipal Association, of the Philadel- 
phia Cricket Club, of the Lawyers' Club, of the German- 
town Cricket Club, of Philadelphia ; the Pennsylvania So- 
ciety for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the Geneo- 
logical Society of Pennsylvania, University Archseological 
Association, the American Academy of Political and Social 
Science, and the Pennsylvania Fish Protective Association, 
of which latter he filled the office of president recently. 

Mr. Gazzam married, October 30, 1878, Anna, daughter 
of the late John G. Reading, one of Pennsylvania's successful 
business men, and a great-grandson of Hon. John Reading, 
Colonial Governor of New Jersey. Two children were the 
result of this imion : — 

(26J) Sada ; born September i, 1879; died November 
17, 1880. 

{266) A7itomette Elizabeth ; born March 8, 1883. 

Mr. Gazzam married a second time September 7, 1893, 
Nellie May, daughter of Benjamin and Olivia A. Andrews, 
of New Orleans, who still survives (1894), 

[From a picture iti the possession of A. deB. Mackenzie, Reading, Pa.] 

(See page 57.) 






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When the Revohition that resulted in the freedom of the 
American Colonies was over, and after peace had been de- 
clared between the United States and Great Britain, Joseph 
II, Emperor of Austria, sent as Resident Minister of that 
country to the new republic, (/) Baron Frederic Eugene 
Francois deBeelen Bertholflf.* 

The Baron brought with him his wife, the Baroness 
deBeelen {iiee Marie Theresa de Castro y Toledo), and their 
only son, {2) Constantine Antoine, and remained as Minis- 
ter from 1783 to 1787. During the latter year he was or- 
dered home ; but, being prevented from returning by reason 
of political complications, his estates in Austria were seized 
by the Government and confiscated. It was this, probably, 
which finally determined the Baron to remain in America, 
and leaving Philadelphia he settled in Chester County, Pa., 
near what is now Honeybrook Station, where he built an 
imposing residence, for along time known as " The Castle," 
the surrounding estate lying partly in Chester and partly in 
Lancaster Counties. Later the Baron removed to York 
County, where he acquired some considerable additional 


Baron deBeelen Bertholflf and his wife both died in York 
County, Pa., and their remains repose in a sequestered 
cemetery upon the bank of the Conawaga, the spot marked 
by what was once an imposing monument. 

*For information concerning the earlier family see "Annuaire de la Noblesse de 
Belgique," published by Baron Isidore de Stein D'Altenstein, Belgium, 1871. Also, see 
"Denny's Memoirs of his Father." Also, Rev. Lambrig's " History of the Catholic 

fSee deed, post. 


Constantine Antoine, the only child of (/) Baron and 
Baroness deBeelen Bertholff, was born at Brussels, Bel- 
gium, June 9, 1770. 

An ancient document in Latin, on hand-made paper 
much worn by the tooth of time, bears the following 
endorsement in English, in the firm and cultivated hand- 
writing of Constantine Antoine deBeelen : — 

My Father's Certificate of my Baptism (Mon Baptistaire), taken from 
the record of the Cathedral of Ste. Gudule in the City of Bruxelles, in 

The contents of this paper, translated, are as follows : 

On the ninth of June, in the year 1770, was baptized Constantine 
Antoine, legitimate son of Sir Frederic Eugene Francois deBeelen 
Bertholff and Lady Jeanne Marie Theresa de Castro y Toledo, husband 
and wife ; born at nine o'clock in the morning, the 9th day of June, 1770. 
The sponsors were by name Lady Marie Theresa Constance deBeelen 
and Sir Antoine de Castro y Toledo, Toparcka in Zoombeeck, Van- 
dengver ; and Lady Carolina and Sir Nicholas deBeelen, husband and 

After the death of his parents {2) Constantine Antoine • 
deBeelen Bertholff settled in Pittsburg, where he became 

well and favorably known as an importing merchant. It 
is said that had he so desired he could have returned to the 
home of his ancestors, reclaiming the title and estates of 
his father. But it appears he had become too much im- 
bued with the love of American institutions to submit him- 
self and his fortunes to monarchical rule. 

*The certificate of baptism is {1S94) in the possession of Hon. Joseph M. Gazzam, of 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

[From a picture in the possession of J. M. Gazzam, Philadelphia, Pa.] 


(See page 58.) 



'public LIBRARY' 

, A»t»f, Lenax and Tlldwi , 


While in Pittsburg he discontinued the use of the suffix 
BertholfF, being commonly known as Antoine deBeelen. 

He married in that city Elizabeth Antoinette Murphy, 
daughter and only child of Captain Patrick Murphy, of the 
Continental Army, around whose parentage there clings a 
little romance. 

It seems that sometime during the latter half of the 17th 
century, a poor gentleman became tutor in the family of an 
Irish nobleman, the father of a beautiful daughter. The 
tutor fell in love with his charge, there was an elopement, 
a hasty marriage, and — America. 

During the Revolution the tutor became an officer in the 
Continental Army. After peace was declared he moved to 
Pittsburg, in which city his wife died at the time of the 
birth of her daughter. It was this daughter who became 
the wife of Antoine deBeelen. 

Upon the death of his wife Captain Murphy sent to Car- 
lisle, Pa., for a young woman named Molly, who had left 
Ireland to come to America as maid to Mrs. Murphy, 
marrying here and settling at Carlisle, shortly afterward 
becoming a widow. She consented to take charge of the 
infant daughter, and subsequently Captain Murphy married 
her. From this union there was no issue, but Mrs. Murphy 
survived the death of the Captain many years. He left 
her comparatively well off and she became projector of 
many business enterprises, being interested in the first gas 
works and one of the first rolling mills ever started in 
Pittsburg. Through clear-headed business ability she 
acquired considerable additional property, in later years 
extremely valuable. 

Dying childless, this property was bequeathed to the de- 
scendants of her stepdaughter, Elizabeth Antoinette. 


Constantine Antoine deBeelen and Elizabeth Antoinette, 
his wife, left several children. But two of them married, 
however : — 

(j) Mary ; married Dr. William Simpson, of Pitts- 
burg, Pa., and was the mother of the wife of the late Ben- 
jamin Rush, Esq., of Philadelphia. 

( 4) Elizabeth Antoinette ; born at Pittsburg, Pa. , in 1 8 1 7 ; 
married, March 24, 1835, to Dr. Edward D. Gazzam.* 
Mrs. E. A. Gazzam was a gentlewoman of fine education, of 
polished and easy manners, hospitable disposition, good 
and truly charitable nature, and ever ambitious to relieve 
the wants of her suffering fellow-beings — a liberal Christian 
in the broadest sense of the word. She lived a life of 
influence, and in her death, which occurred suddenly on the 
25th of July, 1 87 1, at Pittsburg, all who knew her recog- 
nized the transition of an immortal soul from earth to a 
happy and eternal heaven. 

Constantine Antoine deBeelen survived his first wife, and 
subsequently married a Miss Aiken. Of this marriage there 
was issue five children : — 

(5) Eliza; born March 24, 18 16. 

{6) Frederick A.; born April 12, 1827; married and 
lived in Brazil for a number of years. 

( 7) Anna Maria ; married to General James A. Oakes, 
U. S. A., in November, 1854. 

{8) Caroline ; married to George S. Lovett, of Phila- 
delphia, in October, 1850. 

(p) Adeline; married to Colonel W. Milnor Roberts, 
a celebrated civil engineer, who for many years was in the 
service of Dom Pedro, the late Emperor of Brazil. / 

*See page 40. 

[From a picture in the possession of J . M. Gazzani, Philadelphia, Pa.] 


(Nee Elizabeth Antoinette deBeelen.) 

(See page 60.) 


There are several old documents in existence that pertain 
to the Baron deBeelen's residence in this country. The 
following is the copy of a deed relating to the purchase by 
him of a tract of land in York county, Pa., which is of imme- 
diate interest : — 

THIS INDENTURE, Made the first day of February, 
in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and 
ninety-eight, between John Brillinger, of York Township, 
in the County of York and State of Pennsylvania, miller, 
and Catharine, his wife, of the one part, and Frederic Eu- 
gene Francois, Baron deBeelen BertholfF, of Manchester 
Township, in the County of York aforesaid, gentleman, of 
the other part. 

WITNESSETH, That the said John Brillinger, and 
Catharine, his wife, for and in consideration of the sum of 
two hundred and fifty pounds of the current gold and silver 
money of Pennsylvania, to him, the said John Brillinger, in 
hand paid by the said Frederic Eugene Francois, Baron de- 
Beelen Bertholff, at and before the ensealing and delivery 
of these presents, the receipt and payment whereof is here- 
by acknowledged, and the said Frederic Eugene Francois, 
Baron deBeelen Bertholff, thereof acquitted and forever dis- 
charged by these presents. 

Have granted, bargained, sold in fee, offered, released and 
confirmed, and by these presents do grant, b argain, sell 
in fee, offer, release and confirm unto the said Frederic 
Eugene Francois, Baron deBeelen Bertholff, and to his heirs 
and assigns, all that the following described messuage, ten- 
ement and tract of land, which is situate, lying and being 


in Hellam Township, in the County of York aforesaid, 
bounded and limited as follows : Beginning at a marked 
black oak ; thence by land of Peter Garhaw, Sr., formerly, now 
of John Fritz, north sixty-five degrees, east one hundred and 
thirty-six perches, to a marked chestnut oak ; thence by 
lands of James Smith, Esq., formerly, now of Wilkes Ket- 
tera and Samuel Jago, Esq., north fifty-five degrees, east 
one hundred and eighty-three perches, to a marked white 
oak, thence north twenty-three degrees, west seventeen 
perches, to a marked black oak ; thence by land of Wilkes 
Kettera and Samuel Jago, south seventy degrees, west one 
hundred and six perches, to a marked chestnut; thence north 
thirty degrees, west forty perches, to a marked chestnut oak; 
thence by vacant land, south sixty-two degrees, west seventy- 
two perches, to a marked chestnut oak ; south thirty degrees, 
east twelve perches, to a marked hickory; thence by the 
said vacant lands of Philip Fellero, south sixty degrees, west 
one hundred and fifty-seven perches, to stones ; thence by 
lands of John Fritz, south forty degrees, east seventy-nine 
perches, to the place of beginning, containing 134 acres, and 
the usual allowance of six acres to the hundred for roads, &c., 
within the bounds and limits thereof [Being the same 
which Philip Klug and Christina, his wife, by indenture of 
bargain and sale bearing date the 23d day of January last past 
for the consideration therein mentioned, did grant and con- 
firm unto the said John Brillinger (party hereto), and to his 
heirs and assigns forever, as, in and by the said in part 
recited deed, intended to be recorded, reference having 
thereunto had, may more fully and at large appear.] 

Together with all and singular the houses, out-houses, 
edifices and buildings thereon erected and built, and all 
ways, woods, under woods, waters, water courses, meadows, 
orchards, gardens, profits, commodities, advantages, emolu- 


ments, hereditaments and appurtenances whatsoever to the 
said described messuage, tenements and tract of land 
belonging, or in anywise appertaining, and the reversions, 
reminders, rents, issues and profits thereof, also all the 
estate right, title, interest, use, possession, property claim 
and demand whatsoever of them, the said John Brillinger, 
and Catharine, his wife, in law or equity or otherwise how- 
soever, of, into or out of the said described piece, or parcel 
of land, oi any part thereof ; together, also, with all such 
deeds or true copies of deeds, evidences and writings touch- 
ing and concerning the hereby granted premises, or any 
part or parcel thereof, to be had and taken at the costs and 
charges of the said Frederic Eugene Francois, Baron 
deBeelen Bertholfif, his heirs and assigns, to have and to 
hold the said described messuage, tenement and tract of 
land containing one hundred and thirty-four acres, and the 
usual allowance, as the same is above described, and 
premises hereby granted, mentioned or intended so to be, 
with the appurtenances, unto the aforesaid Frederic Eugene 
Francois, Baron deBeelen Bertholff, his heirs and assigns, 
to the only proper use, benefit and behoof of the said 
Frederic Eugene Francois, Baron deBeelen Bertholff", his 
heirs and assigns forever, under and subject to the residue of 
the purchase money, interest and quit rents (if any) due, and 
to become due, and payable to such person, or persons, ap- 
pointed to receive the same ; and the said John Brillinger, for 
himself and for Catharine, his wife, and their heirs, doth cove- 
nant, promise and grant to and with the said Frederic Eugene 
Francois, Baron deBeelen Bertholff, his heirs and assigns, 
by these presents, that he, the said John Brillinger, and his 
heirs, the said described messuage, tenement and tract of 
land hereby bargained and sold with the appurtenances 
unto the said Frederic Eugene Francois, Baron deBeelen 


BertholfF, his heirs and assigns, against him, the said John 
Brillinger and Catharine, his wife, and their heirs, and 
against the heirs of Charles King, and all and every other 
person or persons whomsoever, lawfully claiming, or to 
claim, the same, or any part thereof, by, from, or under 
him, or them, or any or either of them, shall and will 
warrant and forever defend. 

In Witness Whereof, The said John Brillinger and 
Catharine, his wife, to these presents hath hereunto set 
their hands and seals, dated on the day and year first and 
within written, 

John Brilunger, 


Catharine ><! Brillinger. 


Sealed and delivered in presence of 

Chr. Sinn, 

Geo. IvEwis Lefler. 

Received on the date of the foregoing indenture from the 
within-named Frederick Eugene Francois, Baron deBeelen 
BertholfF, the sum of two hundred and fifty pounds, current 
money of Pennsylvania, in full of the consideration money 
within mentioned. 

John Brillinger. 

Witness present : 

Chr. Sinn. 

York County ss : 

Before me, the subscriber, one of the justices of the peace, 
for said county, personally appeared John Brillinger and 


Catharine, liis wife, the grantors in the foregoing indenture, 
named and acknowledged the same to be their act and deed 
to the intent that it may be recorded as such according to 
law. She, the said Catharine, being of full age and by me 
privately examined, declares that she became a party there- 
to without coercion or compulsion from her said husband, 
the contents thereof being first made known unto her, freely 

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and 
seal this first day of February, in the year of our Lord, one 
thousand seven hundred and ninety-eight. 

Geo. Lewis Lefler. 

A true copy taken from and compared with the original 
at York the third day of February, A. D., 1798. 

F. Barnitz, Recorder. 


The original of the following indenture, faded, weather- 
stained and well-worn, is at present in the possession of 
Hon. Joseph M. Gazzam, of Philadelphia, being of particular 
interest at this time on account of the obsolete custom to 
which it relates : — 

THIS INDENTURE, made this twenty-sixth day of 
February, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hun- 
dred eighty-four, WITNESSETH that I, Philip Michel, and 
Elizabeth, his wife, of Robeson township, in the county 
of Berks, and State of Pennsylvania, do bind our son, Amos 
Michel, unto Frederick Spar, of Brecknock township, 
county and State aforesaid, to him, his heirs, or assigns. 
The said Amos Michel is to continue and serve from the 


fifteenth day of March, ensuing the date hereof, nntil the 
full end and term of seventeen years, to be ended and fully 
completed, during all which term the said servant his 
master true and faithfully shall serve and keep his lawful 
commands gladly. Neither shall he do damage to the said 
master, nor see it done by others, without telling or giving 
notice to his said master. He shall not waste his master's 
goods, nor lend tliem to any without his consent. He shall 
not play at cards, dice, or any unlawful game whereby his 
master may be damaged, with his own goods or the goods 
of others. He shall not commit fornication, nor contract 
matrimony. He shall not absent himself at any time from 
the service of his master, nor haunt ale houses or taverns; 
but in all ways behave himself like a true and faithful ser- 
vant. And said master shall procure and provide for him 
sufficient meat, drink and apparel, washing and lodging, 
during the above term; also the said master shall give him 
eight months' schooling, but not till he is nine years old, 
and two suits of clothes, the one for his freedom suit of 
clothes that is sufficient ; one axe, and one grubbing hoe, 
one pair of mall rings and two iron wedges. And for the 
true performance of the said covenant and agreement, 
according to the true intent and meaning thereof, both the 
said parties bindeth themselves unto the other firmly by 
these presents. 

In Witness Whereof, They have hereunto set their 
hands and seals the day and year above written. 


Philip ><! Michel. 



Elizabeth X Michel. 


Done before me, February 26, 1784. 
Jacob Morgan. 


In consideration of tlie sum of seven shillings and six- 
pence, Margaret Spar, on November 5, 1784, assigned the 
time of Amos Michel (referred to in the foregoing indenture) 
to John Evans. For seven pounds young Michel's services 
were assigned by John Evans to Joseph Ashton, January 
14, 1792. Joseph Ashton for nine pounds assigned to 
Frederick Spar, May 29, 1792. Frederick Spar for eighteen 
pounds assigned to Baron de Beelen BertholfF, March 7, 
1794. The Baron for nineteen pounds, ten shillings, as- 
signed to James Hamilton, March 17, 1795. James Ham- 
ilton for eighteen pounds, fifteen shillings, assigned to John 
Bicking, July 21, 1799. The last assignment of Michel's 
services was made by John Bicking to James Hamilton, 
September 4, 1800, the sum paid being three pounds, fifteen 

The following is a copy of the transfer of the services of 
Amos Michel, made by the Baron deBeelen BertholfF, 
together with ?ifac simile of the Baron's signature : — 

In Consideration of the sum of nineteen pounds, ten 
shillings, current money of Pennsylvania, to me in hand 
paid this day by Mr. James Hamilton, I do assign the 
within-mentioned servant's time to said James Hamilton, 
to serve him, his heirs, or assigns the remainder of his time, 
as witnesseth my hand and seal this seventeenth day of 
March, 1795. 

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[Note. — The numbers on the extreme outside show parentage; those 
in parenthesis ( ) at the end of the names, children.] 

1 Gazzam, William (2-9) 

1- 2 Gazzam, Martha (10-15) 

3 Gazzam, Mary (lG-24) 

4 Gazzam, Sarah 

5 Gazzam, William (25-40) 

6 Gazzam, Lydia (41-49) 

7 Gazzam, Joseph (50-56) 

8 Gazzam, Rebecca (57-63) 

9 Gazzam, Mary Alice (64-74) 

2- 10 Girding, Martha Maria 

11 Girlling, Elizabeth 

12 Girlling, Sarah (75-77) 

13 Girlling, Rebecca 

14 Girlling, Mary 

15 Girlling, Thomas L. (78) 

16 Larwill, 

17 Larwill, 

18 Larwill, 

19 Larwill, 

20 Larwill, 

21 Larwill, 

22 Larwill, 

23 Larwill, 

24 Larwill, 

Joseph H. 
Julia Robinson 
William (79-87) 

^^^'y . I Twins 
Benoni j 

Mary B. 

John (88-94) 


Jabez B. (95-103) 

25 Gazzam, William 

26 Gazzam, Anna (104-107) 

27 Gazzam, Elizabeth 
38 Gazzam, Sarah 

5- 29 Gazzam, 

30 Gazzam, 

31 Gazzam, 

32 Gazzam, 

33 Gazzam, 

34 Gazzam, 

35 Gazzam, 

36 Gazzam, 

37 Gazzam, 

38 Gazzam, 

39 Gazzam, 

40 Gazzam, 

Jos. P. (108-109) 
Chas. W.(110-120) 
Louise P. 
Audley H. (131) 
Edw. D. (132-134) 
Mary A. (135-140) 
Ebenezer (141-154) 

6- 41 Kimpton, 

42 Kimpton, 

43 Kimpton, 

44 Kimpton, 

45 Kimpton, 

46 Kimpton, 

47 Kimpton, 

48 Kimpton, 

49 Kimpton, 

William G.- 
Mary Alice 

50 Gazzam, Emma Goodcheap 

51 Gazzam, James 

52 Gazzam, Ann 

53 Gazzam, Joseph 

54 Gazzam, Susannah 

55 Gazzam, Sarah 

56 Gazzam, Thos. Goodcheap 


8- 57 Jones, Rebecca Gazzam 

58 Jones, Edward Oldfield 

59 Jones, Charles 

60 Jones, Emma Goodcheap 

61 Jones, Martha E. 
63 Jones, Anna Selina 
63 Jones, Mary Alice 

9- 64 Taylor, 

65 Taylor, 

66 Taylor, 

67 Taylor, 

68 Taylor, 

69 Taylor, 

70 Taylor, 

71 Taylor, 
73 Taylor, 

73 Taylor, 

74 Taylor, 

12- 75 Watson, 

76 Watson, 

77 Watson, 

William Gazzam 
Thomas Davis 
Thomas William 
Benj. C. (155-158) 
Mary A. (163-167) 
Sarah Fulton 
Martha (168-180) 
Wm. Rivers 
Isaac E. (181-184) 
Joseph G. (185-191) 

Wm. Lansdell 


George Robinson 

15- 78 Girlling, William 

18- 79 Larwill, 

80 Larwill, 

81 Larwill, 
83 Larwill, 

83 Larwill, 

84 Larwill, 

85 Larwill, 

86 Larwill, 

87 Larwill, 



88 Larwill, 

89 Larwill, 

90 Larwill, 

91 Larwill, 
93 Larwill, 

93 Larwill, 

94 Larwill, 

95 Larwill, 

96 Larwill, 

97 Larwill, 

Julia M. 
Mary G. 
John C. 
Elizabeth C. 
Josei3h H. 

William G. 
Ann E. 
Martha H. 
Emma M. 
John S. 
Julia F. 
(Infant son) 

Joseph H. 
Mary G. 
Julia C. 








98 Larwill, William J. 

99 Larwill, John Fawcett 

00 Larwill, Nancy Quinby 

01 Larwill, George M. 
03 Larwill, Amanda J. 

03 Larwill, Leroy J. 

04 Bucknall, Joanna Rooker 

05 Bucknall, Ebenczer G. 

06 Bucknall, S. R. (192-193) 
.07 Bucknall, Martha E. 

08 Gazzam, James B. (194) 

09 Gazzam, Harriet Breading 

10 Gazzam, 

11 Gazzam, 
13 Gazzam, 

13 Gazzam, 

14 Gazzam, 

15 Gazzam, 

16 Gazzam, 

17 Gazzam, 

18 Gazzam, 

19 Gazzam, 
30 Gazzam, 

Catharine Selina 
Audley Hart 
George Gano(195) 

Twin sous 

C. W. (190-301) 
Clement Lea 
William Parker 
Henry McC. (303) 
Claudius Douglas 
John Lea 

31 Butler, Chas. J. (303-307) 
23 Butler, Jos. C. (308-216) 

33 Butler, Frances (317-330) 

34 Butler, Harriet (331-339) 

35 Butler, Sarah P. (230) 

36 Butler, Kate Aurelia 

37 Butler, Richard (331-234) 
28 Butler, Caroline (335-339) 
39 Butler, John G. (240-245) 

30 Butler, Alice O. (346-349) 

31 Gazzam, Marg. (250-251) 

32 Gazzam, Audley (353-359) 

33 Gazzam, Emma (300-364) 

34 Gazzam, Jos. M. (305-266) 

35 Butler, Clementina G. 

36 Butler, Frederick Tomlin 

37 Butler, Elizabeth O. 


35-138 Butler, AudleyG. (267-274) 

139 Butler, W. Norman 

140 Butler, Lawrence 

36-141 Gazzam, Ann Elizabeth 

142 Gazzam, Letitia (275-282) 

143 Gazzam, William Thomas 

144 Gazzam, Charles Edward 

145 Gazzam, Antoinette 

146 Gazzam, Geo. J. (283-286) 

147 Gazzam, John B. (287) 

148 Gazzam, Joseph 

149 Gazzam, Harriet Elizabeth 

150 Gazzam, Sarah Selina 

151 Gazzam, Henry P. (288-292) 

152 Gazzam, F. B. (293-295) 

153 Gazzam, Mary Butler 

154 Gazzam, Clara Levinia 

67-155 Taylor, Susannah 

156 Taylor, Mary (296) 

157 Taylor, W. J. R. (297-300) 

158 Taylor, Isaac (301) 

68-159 Taylor, Rivers 

160 Taylor, Othniel Gazzam 
101 Taylor, M. B. (302-304) 
162 Taylor, Henry G. (305-307) 

69-163 Wilson, Benjamin 

164 Wilson, Theodore 

165 Wilson, Sarah 

166 Wilson, Louise 

167 Wilson, Jane 


168 Genet, 

169 Genet, 

170 Genet, 

171 Genet, 

172 Genet, 

173 Genet, 

174 Genet, 

175 Genet, 

176 Genet, 

177 Genet, 

178 Genet, 

Edward Charles 
William Rivers 
Martha Elizabeth 
Henry James 
Mary Alice 
Cornelia Clinton 
George Clinton 
Louise Henrietta 
Henry Alexander 
Eugenie Spencer 
Louis F. Facio 

71-179 Genet, Josephine Adele 
180 Genet, Julie Othnelia 

73-181 Taylor, Stuart 

182 Taylor, Emily 

183 Taylor, Ann Jane 

184 Taylor, Louise 

74-185 Taylor, Rivers 

186 Taylor, Elizabeth 

187 Taylor, Clinton 

188 Taylor, William 

189 Taylor, Joseph 

190 Taylor, Theodore 

191 Taylor, Southerland 

100-192 Buckncll, S. E. (308-212) 
193 Buckncll, Sam'l (313-315) 

108-194 Gazzam, Joseph Parker 

112-195 Gazzam, Kate Lea 

115-196 Gazzam, W. L. (316-317) 

197 Gazzam, George Goodwin 

198 Gazzam, Mary (318-319) 

199 Gazzam, Clement 

200 Gazzam, Lucy 

201 Gazzam, Emily Lea 

118-202 Gazzam, Selina 

121-203 Butler, Margaret E. L. 

204 Butler, Gertrude Letitia 

205 Butler, Robert Lansing 
200 Butler, George Jackson 
207 Butler, Fannie Elizabeth 

122-208 Butler, Kate Una 

209 Butler, John Bryant 

210 Butler, Pierce Ormond 

211 Butler, Kenneth Lafferty 

212 Butler, Alice 

213 Butler, Florence 

214 Butler, Honoria 

215 Butler, Joseph 

216 Butler, Mary 


123-217 Walter, Jos G. (320-322) 

218 Walter, Selina Louisa 

219 Walter, Sarah Loomis 

220 Walter, Augusta (323-321) 

124-221 McMillan, 

222 McMillan, 

223 McMillan, 

224 McMillan, 

225 McMillan, 

226 McMillan, 

227 McMillan, 

228 McMillan, 

229 McMillan, 

Cath. (325-326) 
John Butler 
Austin Loomis 
Anna (327-329) 
Joseph Butler 
Jessie Garmily 
Albert Walter 
Thos. Erskine 
Sam'l Benedick 

125-230 Loomis, Austin Butler 

127-231 Butler, Lina L. (330-331) 

232 Butler, Ormond 

233 Butler, Caroline Day 

234 Butler, Audley Kichard 

128-235 Day, Gordon Butler 

236 Day, David Henry 

237 Day, Charles Butler 

238 Day, Alice 

239 Day, Lillian Warnick 

129-240 Butler, Mary Warnick 

241 Butler, Lawrence Parker 

242 Butler, Harriet McMillan 

243 Butler, Rodman 

244 Butler, Rollins 

245 Butler, Lillie 

130-246 Tilden, Laura May 

247 Tilden, Charles Joseph 

248 Tilden, Alice Foster 

249 Tilden, Edith Selina 

131-250 Stow, Audley Hart 
251 Stow, Edith 

132-252 Gazzam, A. E. (332-335) 

253 Gazzam, Mary (336-338) 

254 Gazzam, Edwin Van D. 

255 Gazzam, Irene Gilbert 

256 Gazzam, Maria Florence 

132-257 Gazzam, Joseph Murphy 

258 Gazzam, Lilabel 

259 Gazzam, Emma Louise 

133-260 Mackenzie, E. G. (339-343) 

261 Mackenzie, Franklin Irish 

262 Mackenzie, A. deB. (344) 

263 Mackenzie, Jos. Gazzam 

264 Mackenzie, H. Darragh 

134-265 Gazzam, Sada 

266 Gazzam, Antoinette E. 

138-267 Butler, Ellis P. 
208 Butler, Adela V. 
309 Butler, George O. 

Butler, Alice 

Butler, Lawrence L. 

Butler, Elizabeth L. 

Butler, Frederick Daut 

Butler, Edith O. 

Workman, E. (345-347) 
Workman, John (348-351) 
Workman, Amanda 
Workman, Ross (352-354) 
Workman, Selina (355-358) 
Workman, Harriet 
Workman, Henrietta 
Workman, Frank 




146-283 Gazzam, Elizabeth A. - 

284 Gazzam, Annie A. 

285 Gazzam, May 

286 Gazzam, Letitia 

147-287 Gazzam, Florence 

151-288 Gazzam, Audley 

289 Gazzam, Clara 

290 Gazzam, Elizabeth 

291 Gazzam, Henry Parker 

292 Gazzam, John Harris 

152-293 Gazzam, Nellie B. 

294 Gazzam, Mary 

295 Gazzam, Frank 

156-296 Van Alen, Henry 


157-297 Taylor, Van Campen 

298 Taylor, Soutberland 

299 Taylor, William 

300 Taylor, Livingston 

158-301 Taylor, Bertha 

161-303 Taylor, Clarence Wills 

303 Taylor, Evelina 

304 Taylor, Annie 

162-305 Taylor, Henry Genet 

306 Taylor, Richard Cooper 

307 Taylor, Helen Elizabeth 

192-308 Buckuell, Nellie Lydia 

309 Bucknell, Samuel Kazlett 

310 Bucknell, Martha E. 

311 Bucknell, Marion Augusta 

312 Bucknell, Anna Maria 

193-313 Bucknell, George Gordon 

314 Bucknell, Mary Russell 

315 Bucknell, Lydia Eastlack 

196-316 Gazzam, Lea 
317 Gazzam, 

198-318 Fisken, Keith Gazzam 

319 Fisken, Archibald Donald 

217-320 Walter, Helen 

321 Walter, Alexander Dean 

322 Walter, Albert Gustav 

220-323 Wallace, Selina Gazzam 
324 Wallace, Albert Walter 

221-325 Beals, Walter Burgess 
326 Beals, James Burrie 

224-327 Shepard, David Chauncey 

328 Shepard, Samuel McMillan 

329 Shepard, Roger Bulkley 

231-330 Moore, Grace 
331 Moore, Alice 

252-332 Fredericks, Edwin S. 

333 Fredericks, Florence A. 

334 Fredericks, Thomas E. 

335 Fredericks, Audley W. 

253-330 Hunt, Rebecca Abbott 

337 Hunt, Martin Van Deusen 

338 Hunt, George Abbott 

200-339 Mackenzie, Adele LaR. 

340 Mackenzie, Mary C. 

341 Mackenzie, Frances 

342 Mackenzie, Anna Gazzam 

343 Mackenzie, Edward G. 

202-344 Mackenzie, Nina deBeelen 

275-345 Newman, Charles F. 

346 Newman, John R. 

347 Newman, Jessie 

276-348 Workman, Myrtle 

349 Workman, Gertrude 

350 Workman, Selina 

351 Workman, Arden 

278-352 Workman, Goldie 

353 Workman, Earl Gazzam 

354 Workman, Pearl 

279-355 Cobbs, Mary 

356 Cobbs, Chester 

357 Cobbs, Luther 

358 Cobbs, 







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